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It’s people! Meet Soylent, the Crowdsourced Copy Editor
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While savvy writers could already use MTurk to edit their work, the team at Soylent believes their system can produce better and more efficient results than would a writer working alone.

Cristina CaineNov 08, 2010 07:08 pm GMT9472 views
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It’s people! Meet Soylent, the Crowdsourced Copy Editor
 

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Opening Up to Collaboration
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Opening up to collaboration can build an engine for growth, innovate and create ideas.

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Opening Up to Collaboration
Crowdsourcing, where will it end?
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The concept of crowdsourcing has now appeared, where work is broken up into discrete tasks and assigned to workers based around the world.

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Crowdsourcing, where will it end?
Will crowdsourcing be disruptive or adjunctive to outsourcing
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Simultaneously orchestrated events, early evening tonight in San Francisco and what will equate to lunchtime tomorrow in Sydney, “The Future of Crowdsourcing Summit 2010” marks the second major crowdsourcing event in just under one month.

This summit, produced by the Insight Exchange and chaired by Ross Dawson, Chairman of the Future Exploration Network will be unique, as video and social media will be used to orchestrate a coordinated event across two continents. Sessions will be facilitated across both locations with panel speakers present in both geographies.

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Can Crowdsourcing Scale? The Role of Active Learning
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Can crowdsourcing markets scale? MTurk can tag a thousand images within a few hours. But what will happen if we place one million images in the market? Will there be enough labor to handle all of...

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Crowdsourcing specific microtasks
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Helsinki (and SF) based Microtask, founded by Computer Graphics (CG) and Computer Vision (CV) veterans, has chosen to focus in a few areas where CG and CV are relevant. Aside from speech...

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Making Money on Translations: Has Amazon Figured it Out?
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The imprint [AmazonCrossing] relies on crowd sourcing, or "customer feedback and other data," in developing books for the American public and expansion of the literary canon.

Cristina CaineNov 17, 2010 05:15 am GMT0 views
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Making Money on Translations: Has Amazon Figured it Out?
2010 Trend Report
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Key digital innovators were analyzed, such as Google and Amazon, alongside the rise of China, the global marketplace and the class divide between Wall Street and Main Street - just to provide a...

Tim SatterthwaiteDec 02, 2010 08:08 pm GMT0 views
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2010 Trend Report
Crowdsourcing Jobs to a Worldwide Mobile Workforce
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Eagle founded a small startup, Txteagle, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, to put the idea to the test. It has struck deals with mobile-phone carriers around the world to pay workers in credits for...

Benjamin FosselDec 05, 2010 08:13 pm GMT0 views
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Crowdsourcing Jobs to a Worldwide Mobile Workforce
How Marketers Are Stroking Our Egos to Death
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Amazon Studios, is a wide-open platform where would-be amateurs can submit a script or even a full-length test film; it's also a crowd-sourced forum where participants can edit and otherwise...

Benjamin FosselDec 07, 2010 06:45 pm GMT0 views
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Microsoft’s Imagine Cup ‘Solve This’: Crowdsourcing for Entrepreneurs with a Purpose
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On November 22, 2010, Microsoft Corporation announced the launch of the 'Imagine Cup Solve This' program, a student technology competition designed to help nonprofit organizations, non-government organizations, and intergovernmental organizations. While providing the inspiration for students who wish to help with solving some of the worlds toughest issues. It is a part of the 'Imagine This' competition, which has been ongoing for nine years.

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When the Assembly Line Moves Online
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Microtask, a start-up company in Finland, has come up with the software that delivers such tasks. The company offers to take on “dull, repetitive work” — like digitizing paper forms or business...

Tonya Van Dijk Dec 13, 2010 08:39 pm GMT0 views
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When the Assembly Line Moves Online
The hubris of crowdsourcing
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The number of creatives who have only entered one or two contests indicates that Crowdspring is supported by just one third of a fraction – of the numbers of creatives claimed. Now 27,000...

Archenette EvangelioDec 14, 2010 03:52 am GMT0 views
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The hubris of crowdsourcing
Microsoft Offers $10,000 Prize for a Better Spell Checker
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Microsoft Research and Bing are sponsoring a contest called the Speller Challenge. The goal: create a spell checker that delivers "the most plausible spelling alternatives for each search...

Archenette EvangelioDec 17, 2010 07:02 pm GMT0 views
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Microsoft Offers $10,000 Prize for a Better Spell Checker
Five Powerful Examples of Crowdsourcing Systems
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If two heads are better than one, what about a million heads. Crowdsourcing is distributing work to thousands and millions of workers, either for payment or volunteer service.

Luis Enrique MoralesDec 18, 2010 03:19 pm GMT0 views
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Five Powerful Examples of Crowdsourcing Systems
40% of New Mechanical Turkers' Work Requests Are Now For Spamming - What a Lost Opportunity!
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The NUYU study may have discovered some spamming issues in 40% of new work requests. It may be frustrating to see people take advantage of something that's intended for right purposes. But...

Benjamin FosselDec 19, 2010 05:46 pm GMT0 views
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40% of New Mechanical Turkers' Work Requests Are Now For Spamming - What a Lost Opportunity!
AI Defeats the Hivemind
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Mechanical Turk is designed to complete tasks that are easy for humans and hard for machines, such as categorizing or identifying the content of images. However, tests have proven that machines or...

Archenette EvangelioDec 22, 2010 03:43 pm GMT0 views
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AI Defeats the Hivemind
How Amazon Mechanical Turk Fails Low-Income Workers, and How It Can Succeed
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It's good that Microsoft was able to understand how AMT can help global low-income workers make the most out of AMT. Microsoft devised a simple and easy to navigate user interface that was...

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Cloud Shopper: Crowdsourced Shopping Opinions
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Cloud Shopper is one of the newest crowdsourcing websites that may just revolutionize the online shopping experience. Launched on December 15, 2010, the new kid on the block adopts the slogan “Everything is better with Friends” and uses this concept to create an interactive solution for users who are invited to Crowdsource the views of their friends.

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Cristina CaineJan 03, 2011 02:59 am GMT0 views
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Amazon- Russell Wiley is Out To Lunch Video Brief
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This crowdsourced creative contest involves reading Hine's novel, then making a commercial about it to be uploaded at Zooppa.com. Seeing how crowdsourcing has emerged in recent times, there...

Tim SatterthwaiteJan 05, 2011 06:29 am GMT0 views
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Video Game Sales Fall for Sixth Consecutive Month
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The current scenario of the video game industry paves the way for the crowd's bigger, brighter, creative, and innovative ideas that will revolutionize the industry.

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Video Game Sales Fall for Sixth Consecutive Month