2,529 crowdsourcing and crowdfunding sites
It's shaping up to be a big week for the crowd -- there's at least two big Crowdfunding gatherings happening here in the U.S., the Senate will hear about the benefits of Open Innovation in HIV / AIDS treatment and we've got a fresh podcast with Clickworker up (and just recorded another one today).
But before we get too far ahead, let's take a moment to round up a few of the crowdsourcing headlines we might have missed over the last 7 days or so:
Food brand GLORIOUS! has launched the world’s first fully interactive, user-generated flavor map. The map is meant to serve as a reference for flavors found in cuisines all around the world. Anyone is free to sign up to use and add to the map using a Facebook account, Twitter account, or email address.
The crowdfunding platform of CommunityLeader, a company that connects investors to companies within and outside of their communities, gained CAPS accreditation on Friday. CAPS (Crowdfunding Accreditation for Platform Standards) was established by crowdsourcing.org to provide a standard for best practices withing the crowdfunding industry.
Crowdfunding platform Passerby has announced the launch of its donation platform last Thursday. The platform funds projects for film and currently has three projects in funding: (1) This Lovely Passing Life by filmmaker Daniel Leeb, (2) Mrs. Henderson’s Cat by filmmaker Will Pelligrini and (3) Fit to Print by filmmaker Adam Chadwick.
FameUp.tv, a venture founded by a group of media executives and creatives based in London, is all set to create the first crowdsourced media production company. FameUp.tv aims to crowdsource all aspects of the production process by giving talented individuals a chance to win roles as cast and crew for their productions.
- Crowdsourcing.org contributor Tiffany Howard put together this week's roundup.