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Diaspora Becomes PayPal's Latest Victim
document Crowdfunding

They wrote about Diaspora looking to raise funds a bit ago. Sadly, they chose PayPal. Yesterday the project reported that PayPal had frozen its account after raising about $45,000. The good news...

Jason RobbinsOct 20, 2011 02:49 pm GMT2669 views
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Diaspora Becomes PayPal's Latest Victim
Former social darling Diaspora* intends to transform into a ‘community-run’ project
article Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

The team recently released an image remixing and sharing tool, Makr.io. The following is the released quote from the team, concerning the transition: “We are proud of what Diaspora has...

Fiona MaresAug 28, 2012 04:19 am GMT1691 views
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Former social darling Diaspora* intends to transform into a ‘community-run’ project
Diaspora Co-Founder Dead at 22
document Distributed Knowledge

"The reason we are building all of this is we want people to share," Ilya Zhitomirskiy said. "Instead of conversing about how things should happen, we are working to make it better....

Samuel BennettNov 17, 2011 02:35 pm GMT688 views
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Diaspora Co-Founder Dead at 22
Haiti - Economy: The diaspora creates jobs in Haiti
article Crowdfunding

It was in 2009, at a meeting of the diaspora in the offices of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) that the idea of a crowdfunding site is born. Pierre Labaze, a New Yorker of Haitian origin,...

Jayne AnnApr 22, 2013 10:00 am GMT1650 views
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Haiti - Economy:  The diaspora creates jobs in Haiti
Making the diaspora count
document Crowdfunding

David Mullings chose to use crowd-funding (the process of raising money online via small donations from individuals) due to his success in raising money last year for a personal film on the...

Jayne AnnMay 06, 2012 01:00 pm GMT1092 views
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Making the diaspora count
Diaspora founders hand project back to the community but users give mixed reaction
article Crowdfunding, Tools

Zhitomirskiy and his schoolmates Dan Grippi, Max Salzberg and Raphael Sofaer put the idea on Kickstarter in 2010. The idea was to create a network based on privacy, so users could keep all their...

Harshida PatelAug 29, 2012 01:57 pm GMT2230 views
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Diaspora founders hand project back to the community but users give mixed reaction
20 Kickstarter Projects that Raised Hundreds Of Thousands Of Dollars: #16 "Diaspora"
document Crowdfunding

A group of NYU computer science students created, in their own words, "an open source personal web server that puts individuals in control of their data." They raised $200,641 from 6,479...

Sebastian BlancaJul 14, 2011 01:28 am GMT1977 views
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20 Kickstarter Projects that Raised Hundreds Of Thousands Of Dollars: #16
Crowdfunding – Who Puts Up the Money?
Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding, the latest way for start-ups to raise capital in order to launch their products/services, has enjoyed quite a bit of attention recently.  Instead of looking for angels and investors to plough large sums of money into their businesses (and be eligible for a return when the company has future liquidity events or IPOs), many would-be entrepreneurs are taking the crowdfunding route.  This makes great sense in many ways, one of the most important being that the company founder(s) maintain total control over the business, allowing them to adhere closely to their original ideas and visions.

I first came across the concept of crowdfunding a couple of years ago when I discovered Kickstarter and watched a short video made by the guys who were trying to launch the social network Diaspora, a viable alternative to Facebook that allows users to maintain full ownership of their content.  I was so impressed by the enthusiasm of the group and the initiative shown by these really young guys (and the fact that I have children of a similar age) that I donated to the project.  This made me wonder what makes other people donate to crowdfunded projects.

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Debbie ToddOct 17, 2011 09:21 pm GMT4045 views
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Crayons Count Sets May Target for Raising Funds from Jamaican Diaspora
document Crowdfunding

“This is a great opportunity to make the diaspora count. We are always talking about supporting education and health but few islandwide opportunities have presented themselves. Thanks to technology...

Jason RobbinsMay 17, 2012 12:28 am GMT1352 views
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Crayons Count Sets May Target for Raising Funds from Jamaican Diaspora
Crowdfunding with Kickstarter (Infographic)
document Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding with Kickstarter is unique because KickStarter requires a minimum "liklihood of success" threshold to be met. In other words, users searching for funding from a KickStarter...

Carl EspostiJan 17, 2011 05:20 pm GMT10539 views
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Crowdfunding with Kickstarter (Infographic)
Could Kickstarter Be Better Than Government Grants for Artists?
document Crowd Creativity, Crowdfunding

While entrepreneurship projects such as the ill-fated Diaspora do exist on Kickstarter, they get relatively little attention on the site when compared to the overwhelming popularity of the arts....

Sebastian BlancaJun 18, 2011 06:53 am GMT4757 views
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Could Kickstarter Be Better Than Government Grants for Artists?
Amplifying Somali Voices Using SMS and a Live Map
document Distributed Knowledge

The project will “interview” ordinary Somalis in Somalia and let them speak for themselves in the international media space. Interview questions drafted by Al-Jazeera will be broadcast via SMS by...

Harshida PatelNov 02, 2011 02:07 am GMT767 views
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Amplifying Somali Voices Using SMS and a Live Map
Amplifying Somali Voices Using SMS and a Live Map: #SomaliaSpeaks
document Distributed Knowledge

In sum, the purpose of this project is to catalyze global media attention on Somalia by letting Somali voices take center stage—voices that are otherwise not heard in the international, mainstream...

Jayne AnnDec 11, 2011 03:02 am GMT1047 views
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Amplifying Somali Voices Using SMS and a Live Map: #SomaliaSpeaks
Somalia Speaks: Amplifying Unheard Somalian Voices
document Distributed Knowledge, Tools

Patrick Meier of Ushahidi explains in a post at Ushahidi blog: The purpose of this project is to catalyze global media attention on Somalia by letting Somali voices take center stage—voices...

Jayne AnnJan 29, 2012 01:16 pm GMT1545 views
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Somalia Speaks: Amplifying Unheard Somalian Voices
AfroDreamFest Announces 2013 Launch And IndieGogo Campaign
document Crowdfunding

A crowdsourcing fund raiser has been launched on Indiegogo at http://www.indiegogo.com/AfroDreamFest2013?a=802175 giving lovers of Afro- fusion music an opportunity to support and get perks in...

Samuel BennettJul 05, 2012 11:36 pm GMT745 views
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AfroDreamFest Announces 2013 Launch And IndieGogo Campaign
Funding Lessons from a Successful Kickstarter Campaign
document Crowd Creativity, Crowdfunding

There are a lot of iPod Nano projects out there but the LunaTik/TikTok project made it bigger because: 1. The members of the team "told personal stories that created a connection to the...

Luis Enrique MoralesJan 14, 2011 08:39 am GMT6073 views
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Funding Lessons from a Successful Kickstarter Campaign
KickStarter: The Science of Crowdfunding (Infographic)
document Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

Crowdfunding is unique because KickStarter requires a minimum threshold. In other words, users searching for funding from a KickStarter campaign have to meet a minimum goal in order to get the...

Archenette EvangelioJan 17, 2011 03:43 pm GMT4245 views
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KickStarter: The Science of Crowdfunding (Infographic)
Crowdsourcing: ‘It’s About People Creating Change Themselves’
document Distributed Knowledge

According to World Bank Institute's Innovation Practice Manager Aleem Walji, community mapping is a really powerful example of crowdsourcing in development terms.

Pablo BracciniMay 26, 2011 06:38 am GMT1196 views
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Crowdsourcing: ‘It’s About People Creating Change Themselves’
Ben White, Founder of VC4Africa, Shares his Thoughts on Crowdsourcing Business Opportunities in Africa
document Open Innovation

VC4Africa founder Ben White believes that people are already realizing the time to invest whether it's from local angels, diaspora living abroad or foreign investors. That is why, he feels...

Benjamin FosselJul 12, 2011 08:03 pm GMT1331 views
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Ben White, Founder of VC4Africa, Shares his Thoughts on Crowdsourcing Business Opportunities in Africa
Start-up Eats Its Crowdsourced Dog Food
document Crowdfunding

The idea isn't revolutionary but the strength of this is the drive of the founder, Ryan Wardell. The fact that he passed the first serious step (eating his crowdsourced dog food) means it is...

Harshida PatelOct 07, 2011 12:52 am GMT1515 views
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Start-up Eats Its Crowdsourced Dog Food
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