From The Guardian:

This article reviews the history of citizen science, especially the rise of citizen cyberscience, where participants use digital technology to contribute to large-scale projects. While citing the positive educational impacts of citizen science, the article is also concerned with the fact that digital technologies might put more distance between citizens and those running the projects. The writers of the article also produced a Science for Environment Policy report, which explores academic research into citizen science practice and theory and outlines a number of case study projects. The report, which features examples from the United Kingdom and the United States, can be found here.