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Parents Will Love Common Sense Media’s New Facebook Contest
article Crowd Creativity, Distributed Knowledge, Tools

The parents I've seen in the wild are often flustered, stressed, high-strung individuals, blindly heading down a path that they have no way of knowing is the right one, accompanied by an...

Seth WMay 31, 2012 05:18 pm GMT1541 views
Parents Will Love Common Sense Media’s New Facebook Contest
Parents Share Digital Goofs in Facebook Contest
document Distributed Knowledge, Tools

Common Sense wants to help parents and young people become media critics, "who understand how digital media and marketing work, and who look for positive role models," Shenkan says....

Jason RobbinsMay 03, 2012 08:57 am GMT763 views
Parents Share Digital Goofs in Facebook Contest
Mobile Commons

Mobile Commons offers companies, non-profits, and government agencies simple tools to reach people on the device they use most – their mobile phones. They run text-messaging-based campaigns that...

Archenette EvangelioJan 27, 2012 08:02 am GMT715 views
Mobile Commons
Crowd funding: How to limit the risk of getting ripped off
document Crowdfunding

Here are some things on how to limit the risk of getting ripped off on a crowdfunding project: 1.Common sense. If someone promises you something that sounds too good to be true, it often is....

Tim SatterthwaiteJul 20, 2012 12:09 am GMT1334 views
Crowd funding: How to limit the risk of getting ripped off
Framework Action Area 3: Curation and Crowdsourcing
video Distributed Knowledge

Framework Action Area 3: Curation and Crowdsourcing - Fred Forward 2012 Conference. Featuring Rob Lippincott, PBS; Drew Davidson, Entertainment Technology Center, Carnegie Mellon University;...

Adam FrazerDec 23, 2012 07:10 am GMT1181 views
Framework Action Area 3: Curation and Crowdsourcing
In Search of Quality Control with Crowd-Based Sentiment Judgments

We think crowdsourcing is a smart way to get lots of judgments made about sentiment expressed in the social media. But, what about quality control? How can we maintain an acceptable level of quality control while relying on the crowd to make thousands and thousands of judgments? 

We were drawn to CrowdFlower because of their approach for ensuring quality control using what they call “gold”. In a typical “assignment” set up on the CrowdFlower platform, a worker needs to make judgments for a group, or assignment, of “units” (a unit in our case would be an individual Twitter tweet).... 

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Kent Cavender-BaresMar 17, 2011 12:17 am GMT8840 views
Opening the box of secrets to everyone

The most important thing in regarding Fiat’s development of the Fiat Mio (translated: ‘My Fiat”),  the world’s first ever open source car, is not the participation of the crowd itself, but the fact that, for the first time, the auto industry initiated the endeavor as an open source project and release it for everybody under the Creative Commons license. 

Fiat’s choice resulted in an open forum and marked a move to an approach for automobile production that is normally dominated by a culture of secrecy. How revolutionary and subversive was the adoption of this approach? The specification of the Mio is now available for anyone to see -- an open work that challenges the traditions of automobile manufacture.

So when the customer experience begins with the design of a car and not just the ownership experience and the role of the manufacturer becomes the orchestrator amongst customers and engineering teams, what impact does that have on the value of the brand in a world of open source knowledge? Is the brand enhanced or devalued?


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Flavio GutJul 23, 2011 07:00 am GMT5626 views
Crowdsourcing and the new marketing

Crowdsourcing is clearly not going away. Any company that believes it can operate with a closed-walls philosophy is missing the point of social business. The crowd, or groups external to the firm, provide interesting, sometimes path-breaking, sometimes huge numbers of ideas, insights and solutions. Crowdsourcing is part of the future of making and selling things. No question.

Still, there are a couple of questions niggling away at the back of my mind. There are more than two but these two beg an answer.

The first is how do we improve crowdsourcing? We know it's better than relying solely on internal resources for a variety of tasks, from routine to innovatory, but if crowdsourcing is to become a fixed operational resource, a part of the furniture so to speak, then we need to know how to measure and improve the process. That's akin to saying how do we professionalise it.

The second question is where does it lead us to? CNN recently announced it will upgrade its iReport crowdsourced news services. The end result will be a social network for news, a community that simultaneously creates, distributes and consumes news. This makes perfect sense. We are already blurring the line between production, marketing and consumption but we need to think where this is headed in other segments of the market.

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Jonathan LakinAug 17, 2011 01:06 am GMT8594 views
A Huge Leap Forward for Open Science
Distributed Knowledge

This week’s news that researchers at Cern (European Organization for Nuclear Research) in Switzerland are publishing their results “so other scientists can determine if the approach contains any mistakes” represents a huge leap forward for Open Science.

The science community is traditionally a “closed” community, probably at the insistence of the large pharmaceutical organizations who insist on this as a method of protecting the intellectual property rights on any research they fund.  While there have been moves within the science community to share research online as a means of “crowdsourcing” the work and speeding up discovery, science seems to be way behind other disciplines in actually getting the information out there.

While it makes perfect sense to many researchers to open up research projects for collaboration, the companies that sponsor and fund research laboratories worldwide are keen to keep the lid on research results and new developments due to the immense amounts of money to be made from new drugs, medical procedures and technological/industrial applications.

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Debbie ToddSep 26, 2011 09:06 pm GMT5682 views
Crowdfunding: The New Cash Cow for Businesses

Obtaining the right source of finance at the right price is one of the biggest challenges faced by entrepreneurs. Currently, a wide variety of funding options are available to  expand or start their business initiative. One out-of-the-box funding solution that has emerged in the recent years is the phenomenon of ‘crowdfunding’.

For centuries, family and friends have been one of the most common sources of early-stage seed capital. Crowdfunding is the natural extension of this model, enabling fundraisers to connect through social networks with a larger, online network of friends, colleagues and other people that are simply just into their idea and want to help them.

Courtesy of social media and crowdfunding websites, everyone from start-up entrepreneurs to the champions of social causes are now able to build interconnected networks more easily and more effectively than ever before.  By leveraging their own personal networks to spread the word about the project to potential contributors through word of mouth, email, Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms, they can tap into existing communities of potential contributors, to launch and promote their campaigns.

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Crowdsourcing.orgOct 22, 2011 05:48 pm GMT3902 views
Competition Benefits the Crowd: A Voiceover Industry Case Study
Cloud Labor, Crowd Creativity

Being part of an industry-changing company can be challenging, especially if you were once devoted to the very industry the company has now crowdsourced. I speak of Voice123, a voice over casting website I have worked for since 2007. I was a user of the website, and one day found myself plucked from their crowd to work for them. I knew of two online entities crowdsourcing and changing the voice over industry; one was Voice123, and the other was a competitor, Voices. The interesting scenario for both companies is that they both share the same crowd on any given day. We compete for the crowd's attention, and the crowd benefits from it.

Voice123 and Voices shared a similar business model for about four years; both sites offered a voice casting service to a very disillusioned industry. Funnily, they shared another quirky commonality: beautiful, happily married couples started both sites. Alex Torrenegra and Tania Isabel started Voice123 in 2002, while David and Stephanie Ciccarelli started Voices in 2003. Both couples had husbands doing development, while the wives took care of the crowds' needs. Tania and Stephanie could be considered the first community managers for the online voice over industry. Many members of Voice123’s crowd were recruited to Voices via messages through the Voice123 website.

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Crowdsourcing.orgNov 11, 2011 11:24 pm GMT5072 views
Creating a Clear Message: A Crowdfunding Discussion with Rose Spinelli [Part 2]

We feature the second part of our conversation with Rose Spinelli of The CrowdFundamentals. We get a few pointers from Spinelli on how to make a crowdfunding campaign succeed, what things to avoid, and how to engage the media to cover your campaign.

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Anton RootOct 09, 2012 10:56 pm GMT7899 views
Community Crowdfunding Models that Can Be Done Right Now

Author Kevin Lawton suggests two ways for creating a community approach to crowdfunding that are doable right now.

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Kevin LawtonJan 10, 2013 12:00 pm GMT5581 views
Proposed Qualification Exam for Crowd Investing

Draft multiple-choice examination seeks to educate and qualify new/unsophisticated investors by outlining common "risk factors" or "red flags" for online investing.


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Paul SpinradFeb 12, 2013 07:29 pm GMT4184 views
Adding a Geographical Component to an Equity Crowdfunding Project [Part II]

Thomas Vass of The Private Capital Market writes in once again to describe how capital and knowledge flow within communities, and to explain how geography affects crowdfunding. The first part of the article is here

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Crowdsourcing.orgMar 13, 2013 02:21 pm GMT4697 views
Crowdtilt Raises $12M from Sean Parker, Andreessen Horowitz, Others

In the crowdfunding world, Kickstarter and Indiegogo have begun to creep into mainstream culture, thanks in large part to social media. But Crowdtilt, an up-and-coming platform is going even further to bake communities and social networks into their secret sauce, and it's an approach that's led some of the biggest names in the venture capital world to bet that Crowdtilt is the next big thing in crowdfunding.

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Eric MackMar 25, 2013 12:45 am GMT7519 views
Crowd Coffee: January 8
Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

In this edition of Crowd Coffee, where we compile the latest crowd-related stories from around the web, you can read about how Apple's new patent may lead to crowdsourced mapping, a new crowdsourced venture by Twitter cofounder Biz Stone, and a crowdfunding drive for one of India's political parties.

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Crowdsourcing.orgJan 08, 2014 03:16 pm GMT1884 views
Crowd Coffee: April 18
Crowd Creativity, Crowdfunding, Open Innovation

In this Friday edition of Crowd Coffee: crowdfunding journalism in China; more thoughts on why investors like crowdfunding platforms; crowdfunding the Wu-Tang album; Tongie season is here; the crowd making wishes come true; investing in the sharing economy; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgApr 18, 2014 01:44 pm GMT2983 views
Brazil Hosts The First International Conference on Crowdsourcing, Communities and Co-Creation

A small gathering congregated in São Paulo this weekend, ahead of the first International Conference on Crowdsourcing, being hosted tomorrow at the offices of one of Brazil’s largest telcos, Vivo. Having not long returned from Europe, presenting at CrowdConvention in Berlin in June, Europe’s first ever Crowdsourcing event [link], the privilege once more be part of a small quorum of crowdsourcing evangelists sharing their insights and experience to another group of inquisitive on-lookers and practitioners alike, this time south of the equator, is one that is not overlooked.

Under the enthusiastic and tenacious leadership of Marina Miranda, Managing Director of mutopo, Latin America the event is sure to be a success. Based out of mutopo’s São Paulo Office, Miranda has secured contributions from enterprise sponsors Telefônica, vivo, Microsoft BizSpark, Tecnisa and Boa Vista and raised ticket sales of ~300, great for a first event in a new market. Miranda has also been able to secure a notable cast of speakers representing both local companies and the international market.

mutopo’s core business is social production with a mission to help organizations think through crowdsourcing applications and to support the implementation of initiatives often involving the introduction of other crowdsourcing tool providers to help 

Brazil, having experienced a huge uptake over the last twelve months both in the use of crowdsourcing and crowdfunding and in terms of the number of new platforms launched, was ready and primed for its first event. The last twelve months have seen an increased adoption of crowdsourcing as a model to support open innovation, as a model for the production of creative works and for solutions requiring the crowd to collect and organize information.

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Flavio GutAug 29, 2011 12:12 am GMT6110 views
FundaGeek: Crowdfunding for Technical Innovation and Basic Research

Many excellent technical ideas never become a reality because the odds of obtaining funding from a traditional Angel investor, venture capitalist or lending institution are like hitting the lottery. Going to “friends and family” as sources of seed funding may not be an option for you, and maxing out your credit cards is just a bad idea. So what other options are available?

is a crowdfunding resource created expressly for technical innovation — we focus on commercial projects based on technology, as well as basic research projects at universities and research institutions. Our site differs from crowdfunding platforms that center on creative projects like music, art and film; at FundaGeek, science and technology reign supreme.

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Crowdsourcing.orgNov 17, 2011 02:33 am GMT3926 views
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