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  • 03.18.13

Would You Want Budist.ru To Wake You Up?

GE used it to solve flight delays. AOL used it to inventory web video. Now the Russian site Budist.ru is crowdsourcing… wake-up calls?

GE used it to solve flight delays. AOL used it to inventory web video. Now the Russian site Budist.ru is crowdsourcing… wake-up calls? Yes: Sign up for a day and a time, and the service will assign one of its more than 500,000 users to call and wake you up. English and Spanish versions are coming later this year, but Russian-speaking (New York–based) writer Julia Kaganskiy took it for an early spin.

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[Illustration by Ward Sutton]

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Julia Kaganskiy is an editor and curator exploring technology's creative potential and creativity's potential to disrupt technology. She is Editor-at-Large at The Creators Project and founder of the ArtsTech meetup.

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