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Crowdfunding: Harnessing the Wisdom of the Crowd
document Crowdfunding

Here are some of the lessons that screenwriter David Melkevik learned after attending Soundtrack and BAFTA’s excellent seminar Crowdfunding: Harnessing the Wisdom of the Crowd: 1. Crowdfunding...

Fritz SchaeferNov 30, 2011 10:38 pm GMT2028 views
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Crowdfunding: Harnessing the Wisdom of the Crowd
Crowdsourcing’s Hall of Fame
Distributed Knowledge

There are a myriad of possibilities in the search for crowdsourcing milestones that announced its advent and its adoption as a model for online production, problem solving and for organizing for collective action: Commercial applications, advertising campaigns that succeed or backfire, funding for entrepreneurial ventures. This list of one dozen focuses on the pinnacles that demonstrate crowdsourcing’s highest potential: For public good, scientific research and technological innovation.


Each of these events involves a seminal moment when crowdsourcing came into greater public awareness being driven from calls to action that resulted in ever increasing numbers of individuals working together in a manner that has raised our collective consciousness.


We have selected our landmark crowdsourcing events based on criteria that make them notable because of their scale, their impact and the extent of their outreach to a wider audience both demographically and geographically. See if you agree with our choices!

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Carl EspostiMar 28, 2011 05:44 am GMT8163 views
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Platform harnesses the crowds to solve rare disease cases
article Crowdfunding

Rather than relying on one knowledgeable source, CrowdMed hopes to employ the help of the crowds to answer patient’s questions that their GP can’t. The crowdsourcing site encourages users to sign...

Pablo BracciniJun 11, 2013 04:51 am GMT864 views
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Platform harnesses the crowds to solve rare disease cases
Baynote Adaptive Search Offers Endeca Clients Crowd-Wisdom Relevancy
document Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

Endeca is a leading search and business intelligence company. Together with Endeca's robust and flexible relevancy ranking capabilities, including a new relevancy module which enables record...

Adam FrazerMar 12, 2011 09:28 am GMT1961 views
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Baynote Adaptive Search Offers Endeca Clients Crowd-Wisdom Relevancy
Crowdsourcing: Harnessing the Wisdom of the Crowd
document Crowd Creativity, Distributed Knowledge, Tools

The author discusses some of the elements that lead to failure or success of crowdsourced project.

Crowdsourcing.orgSep 30, 2010 07:49 pm GMT2842 views
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Crowdsourcing: Harnessing the Wisdom of the Crowd
Crowdsourcing for Government: Turning Crowds into Communities
document Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

Few tips and best practices in creating communities out of your challenge participants: *Include People Outside of Your Core Discipline/Establishment *Give them feedback *Give them a chance...

Fritz SchaeferJul 29, 2011 02:44 pm GMT1626 views
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Crowdsourcing for Government: Turning Crowds into Communities
Crowdsourcing - a Catalyst for Open Inspiration
Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

Ubiquitous sources of streaming information for both listening and broadcasting have changed the paradigm of how businesses receive, process and distribute information. As a result, managers and executives are no longer limiting their reach and simply looking at their captive audiences for ideas and innovation. The old adage “not invented here” never really worked, did it? Only those that embrace Procter & Gamble CEO, A.G. Lafley’s mantra, “proudly invented elsewhere” are more likely to survive and flourish.

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Carl EspostiFeb 02, 2011 07:23 am GMT4197 views
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Harness the Crowd Releases a ‘Practical Guide to Crowdfunding’
Crowdfunding

Harness the Crowd is a great source for campaign owners who want the best advice about raising money on crowdfunding platforms. Recently, the team behind Harness the Crowd put out an ebook as a 'practical guide to crowdfunding.' Is it worth its (relatively low) price? Read on to find out. 

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Anton RootOct 15, 2013 09:57 pm GMT2498 views
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When Crowdsourcing meets the Social Graph
Distributed Knowledge

Crowdsourcing has been experiencing a renaissance of late.

Virtual teams, distributed work and being your own boss have become the norm for many. Existing business models are achieving scale and new modes of work are coming online. Welcome to a brave new world.

To date there have been two critical waves of crowdsourcing innovation. A third is emerging with enormous potential. As the world continues to flatten, crowdsourcing opens new opportunities for companies and entrepreneurs to harvest the talents of thousands, if not billions.

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Saad Khan Feb 11, 2011 06:03 am GMT3829 views
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Soluto
site Distributed Knowledge / Help (inc. customer support)

Soluto harnesses the power of the crowd to learn which actions really eliminate frustrations and improve user experience, and leverages this user wisdom for the benefit of all PC users. Their...

Tim SatterthwaiteJun 24, 2011 05:09 pm GMT1120 views
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Soluto
University Studies Crowdsourcing for Intelligence
document Distributed Knowledge

Participants come from all walks of life. While Professor Charles Twardy said he'd love to have, say, agronomists, on his team to help forecast European polices and responses to mad cow...

Claire MackayOct 18, 2011 09:40 am GMT1640 views
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University Studies Crowdsourcing for Intelligence
Crowd-sourcing Biology with an RNA game
document Open Innovation

EteRNA is the joint effort of a group of scientists led by Das, and Adrien Treuille, an assistant professor of computer science at Carnegie Mellon. They met as postgraduate researchers at the...

Jayne AnnOct 22, 2011 05:48 am GMT1513 views
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Crowd-sourcing Biology with an RNA game
Your employees could be your best source of new ideas, managers advise
document Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

William Graves, chief biometric engineer for the Homeland Security Department’s United States Visitor and Immigrant Status Indicator Technology program – commonly called US-VISIT – agreed that an...

Luis Enrique MoralesNov 03, 2011 06:42 pm GMT1441 views
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Your employees could be your best source of new ideas, managers advise
Surviving in a connected world
document Crowd Creativity, Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

Another foundational concept to understand is “Crowd Dynamics.” This includes “crowdsourcing,” the “wisdom of crowds,” “crowd funding,” and “crowdvertising.” As example of crowdsourcing,...

Samuel BennettMar 27, 2012 12:15 pm GMT1733 views
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Surviving in a connected world
Top 7 Websites for Creating the Future City
article Distributed Knowledge, Tools

Here are the seven websites that harness the power, wisdom and knowledge of the crowds to cultivate smarter future cities: 1.GIVE A MINUTE- digital outlet to share ideas and engage in dialogue...

Luis Enrique MoralesNov 06, 2012 07:44 am GMT1855 views
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Top 7 Websites for Creating the Future City
Deutsche Telekom’s Internal Crowdsourcing
Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation, Tools

Deutsche Telekom, Europe’s biggest telecommunications company, had a challenge: it wanted to accumulate the wisdom and experience of their employees, who are scattered across different locations, and derive key performance indicators from this data — so the company turned to social forecasting.

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Crowdsourcing.orgJul 16, 2013 08:49 pm GMT6963 views
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Africa: Focus On Migration - the Wisdom of the Crowd
article Distributed Knowledge

Crowdsourcing is a relatively new idea, but given its potential value in harnessing the skills of a range of contributors, including refugees and internally displaced people, it looks like an...

Harshida PatelOct 04, 2013 12:44 pm GMT366 views
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Africa: Focus On Migration - the Wisdom of the Crowd
Tournaments for Ideas
document Distributed Knowledge

Abstract: Governments and foundations have successfully harnessed tournaments to spur innovation. Yet this tool is not widely used by firms. We offer a framework for managers seeking to organize...

Cristina CaineJan 07, 2011 06:16 am GMT844 views
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Tournaments for Ideas
University studies crowdsourcing for intelligence
document Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

A program at George Mason called DAGGRE, short for Decomposition-based Aggregation.Researchers have used blog postings, Twitter and other means to get the word out about their project to...

Sebastian BlancaOct 22, 2011 04:34 pm GMT1330 views
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University studies crowdsourcing for intelligence
Creative Bounty-Hunting on BountyIt
Cloud Labor, Crowd Creativity, Distributed Knowledge

BountyIt isn't just another crowdsourcing site--the "bounty" model encourages collaboration and competition, while allowing for unique control of how bounties are distributed. 

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Debbie ToddDec 06, 2011 10:30 pm GMT3347 views
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