Facebook Helps Ichthyologist Crowdsource His Research

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Facebook has just released the second installment of their "Facebook Stories" initiative, and this one involves an ichthyologist and how he got by with a little help from his Facebook friends (many of whom are also ichthyologists).

Tagging people in posts or photos is something that we all do every day. It's really the only way to make sure that someone sees something that you want them to see. In this Facebook Story, titled "Degrees of Separation," one researcher uses Facebook to crowdsource the identification of thousands of different species of fish - simply by tagging other scientists in the photos of the fish.

We've all woken up to a surprising amount of Facebook notifications. I'm sure that this time, it was one of the more satisfying moments of Brian Sidlauskas' career.

Check it out below:

Last month, Facebook launched their revamped Stories site, which they said will help them "celebrate the extraordinary ways that people are using Facebook." The Facebook Stories site has a different theme each month, as August's story "Remembering" involved a man who pieced his life back together with Facebook after forgetting everything due to an illness.

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