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The two-man CCA team, Sherwood Neiss and Jason Best, originally worked together at Startup Exemption, the company that launched the Crowdfunding effort and developed the framework which allowed...
From this conversation, it really allowed us to lay down what happens behind the scenes for Kickstarter PR with Agency | 2.0 and really differentiate the philosophical differences.
Through this conversation, a challenging one at that, we dove into the ideas and principles which we built Agency | 2.0 upon. Agency | 2.0 is not a Kickstarter PR agency. PR is far to broad and...
Citizen journalism has been shaking up the news industry for years already, and CNN's iReport section is one of many efforts by traditional news outlets to include citizen voices. Earlier this month, however, CNN launched a new effort, dubbed “Open Stories”, that aims to take that concept a step further by crowdsourcing coverage of important topics through a combination of citizen and professional journalists.
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SparkWords is a powerful and engaging discussion platform that integrates polling, video, and social media sharing into each social network-based discussion.For participants, they offer a richer...
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ViewsHound's contributions have come from many people: from journalists, photographers, artists and poets to political activists, musicians, bloggers and new media agencies. All are in with an...
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Heath Rudduct finished his presentation with the thought that it takes a village to raise an idea. Good ideas will go bad and will never become great if their originator doesn’t share and grow them...
Harnessing the knowledge citizens and government employees share on social media applications in the public sector is a tricky challenge of the Government 2.0 era. Every day, thousands of citizens comment on government Facebook posts and blog entries or reshare information published on Twitter. Rarely has government had the opportunity to harvest innovative ideas and knowledge published through these channels. The main reason many agencies set up an organizational account is still “to be where the people are.” Recently, ‘open innovation’ platforms have started to address this disconnect, providing the public with the capability to interact and brainstorm alongside government officials. Simply put, these platforms make participating in government cool again.
Social media tools — such as blogs, Twitter and Facebook — are great channels to collect and encourage citizens to provide their insights on the issues and plans of government. Unfortunately, today’s standard social networking services do not have the capability to automatically extract and collate new knowledge or ideas from content that citizens are submitting through the existing commenting channels. In some cases, the sheer volume of comments makes proper analysis very difficult. The challenge is to extract new ideas or valuable insights from the influx of comments in a productive and efficient way. Open innovation platforms are designed to fill this gap.
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The result of these creations is a healthy relationship; and the key to having successful ‘virals’ it touching topics & ideas that matter the most: It’s personal. It represents the passion of...
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In a world of new media,and with a record number of prosumers with access to digital cameras etc there are fewer roadblocks for people to crack into the industry. “The the way the world is now,...
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“Space Race Blastoff opens NASA’s history and research to a wide new audience of people accustomed to using social media,”David Weaver,NASA’s associate administrator for communications,said in a...
A few weeks ago, we wrote about an open innovation initiative being undertaken by UNICEF, the United Nations agency charged with improving the lives of children worldwide. Intrigued by the story, we decided to follow up with the folks over at UNICEF to see how the initiative came about and what the goals are. We spoke with Paul Molinaro, senior manager of change and development at UNICEF’s Copenhagen office – check out the conversation after the jump.
Once again, NASA is tapping into the power of the crowd via a strategic partnership. This time, the space agency is pairing with a company that’s very familiar with crowd dynamics: Planetary Resources, which raised $1.5 million on Kickstarter this summer to launch a space telescope that’s available to amateur astronomers.
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Lisa Barone’s “7 Ways to Incorporate Crowdsourcing into Your Business” originally published by OutspokenMedia.com recently sparked quite a discussion amongst the online crowdsourcing community. While Barone’s article covers a list of crowdsourcing applications for SMBs and start-ups, we should also consider the implications of crowdsourcing for bigger businesses and large enterprises. Crowdsourcing is definitely impacting a wide range of business models, but its use and applicability varies according to the size of the entity.
Crowdsourcing continues to gain momentum in the private sector. From Microsoft’s Imagine CupLego’s Mindstorms and from GE’s $200m Ecoimagination Challenge to Sony’s Open Planet Ideas, we’ve seen countless examples of cost-efficient, time saving, and high yield crowdsourcing implementations. While crowdsourcing has gained traction in the private sector as a great vehicle for innovation and customer engagement, it is interesting to observe how the public sector is embracing crowdsourcing as an economically effective vehicle for engaging their constituents.
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Chris Pitre has done an excellent job in explaining why marketers should invest in crowdsourced research.
He also presented Crowdtap, as a research tool that he's company is using and is...
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“Expert” opinion is highly sought after but, in the nascent industry of crowdsourcing, the bias of experience lies with the crowdsourcing platform owners and their teams and maybe the odd crowdsourcing consultancy. Credible “buy-side” views from the users’ of crowdsourcing are appreciated for their candor and objectivity.
In this post, the first of a two-part article, Crowdsourcing.org interviews Tom Masterman of Dialogue Earth about their decision to experiment with the crowdsourcing of educational science videos. In part 1 of this post, Masterman talks about the issues associated with the decision on whether or not to crowdsource a video project around the issues of control, quality, cost and time to set-up.