January 2, 2009
Have you ever posted a comment on one of the library's blogs or research guides? Then, you've used reCAPTCHA! You’ve seen “CAPTCHA’s” before — after you’ve filled out a form online, you’re asked to type a string of distorted letters and numbers. This verifies that you’re a real person, because people can read distorted text; machines, for the most part, can’t. reCAPTCHA provides the same spam-deterring function, and at the same time harnesses this unique power of the human brain to help digitize books, newspapers and old time radio shows. Want to know more about reCAPTCHA? There's a lot more to learn! Thanks for helping to fight spam and digitize books. Onward and upward!