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What’s Next for Civic Commons
document Distributed Knowledge

With Nick’s transition, the Code for America board felt it best for the Civic Commons activities to officially become part of Code for America, and to focus the organization’s efforts on the...

Pablo BracciniFeb 12, 2012 12:43 am GMT983 views
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What’s Next for Civic Commons
Civic Commons
site 

Civic Commons is a non-profit initiative that helps governments build and use shared and open technologies to improve public services, transparency, accountability, citizen participation, and...

Archenette EvangelioJul 10, 2011 06:20 am GMT1427 views
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Civic Commons
Open311 Dashboard: Visualizing the Power of the Platform
blog Distributed Knowledge

Open311 is also a rapidly growing, collaborative, open source project — contributions to the current specification have come from many cities and companies, and cities across the US and...

Marco TorquatiSep 03, 2011 03:38 pm GMT3088 views
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Open311 Dashboard: Visualizing the Power of the Platform
Goteo
site Crowdfunding / Donations, Philanthropy and Sponsorship

Goteo is a social network for crowdfunding and distributed collaboration (services, infrastructures, microtasks and other resources) for encouraging the independent development of creative and...

esenabreDec 08, 2011 08:17 pm GMT5792 views
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Goteo
Eleanor Saitta: Security and the Civic Commons of Tomorrow - Crowdsourcing Week 2013
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Eleanor Saitta is currently the Principal Security Engineer at Open Internet Tools Project. In this video, she discusses "Security and the Civic Commons of Tomorrow". SOURCE:...

Archenette EvangelioAug 20, 2013 09:15 am GMT623 views
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Eleanor Saitta: Security and the Civic Commons of Tomorrow - Crowdsourcing Week 2013
Crowdsourcing Industry Taxonomy Definitions by Crowdsourcing.org
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The Crowdsourcing Industry Taxonomy (V2) is the result of primary research, facilitated by Crowdsourcing.org, involving a team of expert volunteers. The team identified seven distinguishably unique categories of crowdsourcing.  These top level categories are: Open Innovation, Community Building, Collective Creativity, Civic Engagement, Collective Knowledge, Crowdfunding and Cloud Labor.


 

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Carl EspostiMar 13, 2011 12:51 am GMT8297 views
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The World's Top 10 Gov 2.0 Initiatives
document Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

The writer, Darren Sharp presents his pick of the world’s best Gov 2.0 initiatives: 10) SeeClickFix 9) Manor Labs 8) The Australian Government 7) Public Sector Innovation 6) Place-based...

Pablo BracciniMar 20, 2011 01:44 am GMT4517 views
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The World's Top 10 Gov 2.0 Initiatives
HistoryCommons
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The History Commons website is an experiment in open-content civic journalism. It provides a space for people to conduct grassroots-level investigations on any issue, providing the public with a...

Pablo BracciniApr 12, 2011 07:34 am GMT1392 views
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HistoryCommons
The Lowdown on the Back End of NYC Tech
document Distributed Knowledge

The panelists included Andrew McLaughlin, director of Civic Commons, former director of global public policy for Google and former deputy chief tech officer for the White House; Carole Post,...

Samuel BennettOct 30, 2011 12:58 pm GMT1156 views
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The Lowdown on the Back End of NYC Tech
Help Us Map All the Abandoned Bikes in NYC
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So if you spot an abandoned bike, snap a picture and send it to bikes@wnyc.org. If the location feature on your phone or camera is enabled for photos, Transport Nation can pinpoint the exact...

Sebastian BlancaApr 28, 2012 04:00 am GMT1139 views
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Help Us Map All the Abandoned Bikes in NYC
Open Source Crowdsourcing for Cities and Neighborhoods
document Distributed Knowledge

Shareabouts evolved out of the NYC DOT bike share map, which allowed residents to propose and comment on locations for the city’s bike sharing program. A Rails app built upon a spatial database,...

Adam FrazerJun 16, 2012 06:01 am GMT1023 views
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Open Source Crowdsourcing for Cities and Neighborhoods
Crowdsourcing Civic Infrastructure
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To deploy Adopt a Hydrant, all you need is the precise coordinates—latitude and longitude—of every fire hydrant in your city. For the city of Boston, this data was already available on their GIS...

Fritz SchaeferNov 04, 2011 12:03 am GMT1579 views
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Crowdsourcing Civic Infrastructure
Crowdsourcing Denver's Beautiful Streets
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Denver's Beautiful Streets is a collaboration of PlaceMatters and OpenPlans. OpenPlans developed the underlying platform, streetscore, and concept as their own original experiment in...

Adam FrazerMay 31, 2012 06:52 am GMT627 views
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Crowdsourcing Denver's Beautiful Streets
Crowd-Pimp My Ride
Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

Crowdsourcing is becoming a true cross-sector phenomenon, and the car industry is no exception. Where else can you ask, “crowd-pimp my ride”? More and more companies understand that what the customer designs the customer buys! Car manufacturers from specialty firms to international giants are engaging consumers in the creation of new auto design concepts.

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Vince CooperDec 20, 2010 06:40 am GMT4981 views
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Crowdsourcing Industry Taxonomy by Crowdsourcing.org (V2)
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Crowdsourcing.org recently gathered a team of industry practitioners and experts, including taxonomy and categorization professionals, with the view of redefining the crowdsourcing industry taxonomy, using a number of existing views as reference points.

 


 

The results of this endeavor was the definition of seven top level categories that represent the different functional applications of crowdsourcing.

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Carl EspostiMar 05, 2011 04:31 am GMT12314 views
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Capitalizing on the Crowd

 

The growing number of requests Crowdsourcing.org is receiving to share expertise at various events around the world is a signal of the uptake of crowdsourcing, and of the momentum that continues to build around this model! Following a great presentation at CrowdConvention in Berlin, Carl Esposti, Founder and CEO of Crowdsourcing.org spoke at the Kom Je Ook conference in Amsterdam last week. 


 

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Cristina CaineJun 23, 2011 07:57 am GMT2979 views
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"Towards a New Taxonomy" by Jeff Howe
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When I coined the word crowdsourcing five years ago, the phenomenon itself hardly existed. Oh sure, there were a few glaring examples: Wikipedia, of course, and that massive hurly burly of user-generated content known as MySpace. NASA, I recall, was already experimenting with using volunteers to measure asteroid craters. But the original article was, in a sense, an act of prognostication. I was saying, "This is how things will be." It was a gamble, and it happened to pay off.  


A lot changed between 2006 and 2008, when my book was published. In writing the book I faced an entirely new challenge. I no longer had to predict the future; I had to analyze and interpret the present. Books force you to create taxonomies by their very structure: Chapters are subdivisions of a larger subject. 

 

The problem was that examples of crowdsourcing now proliferated across every domain of human endeavor. When asked what couldn't be crowdsourced, I used to answer: a restaurant. Then one day a Washington Post reporter called to ask me what I thought about a new--you guessed it--crowdsourced restaurant. My answer to that question these days? Everything can be crowdsourced. I figure it's best to play it safe.

 

In trying to bring some coherence to this dizzying variety of online collaborations I came up with four basic categories:

 

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Jeff HoweJul 20, 2011 10:43 pm GMT17040 views
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TechMoola.com - Finding Support for Inspiration in the Herd

TechMoola.com co-founder Solomon Nabatiyan shares a little of the inspiration behind the crowdfunding platform.

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Crowdsourcing.orgDec 20, 2011 09:59 pm GMT2498 views
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Walters joins crowdsourcing trend with 'Public Property'
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The kind of collective collaboration that "Public Property" represents is increasingly common — and controversial — at picture palaces nationwide. Administrators from the Smithsonian...

Fiona MaresJun 15, 2012 10:55 pm GMT837 views
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Walters joins crowdsourcing trend with 'Public Property'
Kickstarter adds hashtags, making it even easier to discover projects on the site
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Crowdfunding website - Kickstarter already has categories, but tags give it a new way to share the patterns and trends it is seeing. Here is how Kickstarter explains the difference between the...

Luis Enrique MoralesJan 26, 2013 01:10 pm GMT1567 views
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Kickstarter adds hashtags, making it even easier to discover projects on the site
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