Kickstarter, the brilliant site that lets you fund strangers' brilliant ideas.

Kickstarter, the brilliant site that lets you fund strangers' brilliant ideas.

Kickstarter, the brilliant site that lets you fund strangers' brilliant ideas.

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Jan. 27 2011 3:44 PM

Adopt a Genius

Kickstarter, the brilliant site that lets you fund strangers' brilliant ideas.

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Here's another campaign that I'm really excited about: The Hip-Hop Word Count, an effort by Tahir Hemphill to create a searchable index of the lyrics of more than 40,000 hip-hop songs. I'll let Hemphill explain:

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I just pledged $10 to Hemphill. He's only got $5,600 so far, less than his goal of $7,500. There are 17 days left in his campaign. You know what to do.

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