2,923 crowdsourcing and crowdfunding sites
It's been a spring season (in the Northern hemisphere at least) dominated by the crowdfunding news coming out of the U.S., but as we prepare to move into summer, the power of the crowd to create and innovate will begin to share a little more of the spotlight. I'd like to share with you two events of interest we've marked on our calendar, and a newly minted crowdsourcing pundit to watch for in the coming weeks as well:
In particular, crowdsourcing can be very important element of successful gamification.Here are some of the leading providers of gamification services, crowdsourcing platforms, and tools: *...
When Seth Priebatsch, CEO at SCVNGR, delivered his audaciously provocative presentation at TED he was talking about how to motivate the crowd when money isn’t the currency. You can call the approach of rewarding certain online behaviors (or penalizing others) 'Gamification', 'Game Mechanics', or 'Social Rewards', all are being equally banded about and are receiving lots of buzz. Whatever you call it, it’s all about the motivation of the masses...we’ll call it Gamification.
The options for presenting a range of digital incentives and rewards is theoretically infinite but the primary design elements include motivational triggers such as: positive (and possibly immediate) feedback (e.g. a sound that quickly becomes recognizable upon the successful completion of a task); noticeable advancement through the “game” upon successfully performing the work (e.g. progression to a new level); awarding points, badges, and status levels, etc. (see Gowalla, GetGlue or Foursquare).
Gamification however can be about much more than just driving online engagement by awarding users tokens that represent their various levels of achievement – some refer to this type of consumer engagement as 'Pouring Chocolate on Broccoli' (a very Germanic expression meaning to simply spice something up that is a bit boring). Used in this manner, the greater potential of using Gamification is somewhat lost.
During Crowdsourcing.org's most recent Crowdfunding Live Chat this past Monday, June 4, leaders from CfIRA, CfPA and others in the emerging equity crowdfunding industry gathered to discuss recent discussions with SEC and FINRA on how the industry will take shape. There was also a recap of the recent Crowdfunding Made Simple event in Salt Lake City and talk of similar events in the works for several other states.