2,346 crowdsourcing and crowdfunding sites
Many of you will recognize Crowdsourcing.org’s “Crowdsourcing Industry Landscape” infographic — we published our updated November 2011 release a couple of days ago. This is the third generation of our taxonomy, which we first launched at CrowdConf2010. (More details on our revised industry taxonomy are available here.)
This taxonomy is broad, covering the primary categories where crowdsourcing can be applied from a high, distant perspective. For the last six months, however, we have undertaken detailed research initiatives with a number of leading crowdsourcing providers as well performing our own research where we looked at over 2,500 crowdsourcing use cases. This has resulted in the development of our Enterprise Use Case Framework.
Rapid growth of the Crowdsourcing market leads to continuous emergence of new use cases. In order to create the most complete inventory of Crowdsourcing use cases, the massolution team conducted an extensive review of the publicly available information on Crowdsourcing transactions, announcements and industry news. In addition, we interviewed a number of leading Crowdsourcing providers and analyzed the information available on our industry website crowdsourcing.org, reviewing more than 2,500 content items (articles, blogs, documents) published over the last two years.
On crowdsourcing.org alone we reviewed over 2,500 references to the use of crowdsourcing (individual content items) and identified of these, 435 provided relevant examples of enterprise crowdsourcing, which we then classified using massolution’s proprietary Use Case categorization framework. The subsequent analysis of these content items produced information on the crowdsourcing efforts of 83 enterprises from 13 industries in addition to multiple government clients. In additional to specific references to enterprises, a large number of items also described, in general terms, other offerings of Crowdsourcing service providers, targeted at the enterprise market, that were not specifically attributed to named enterprises.
In total, we identified 65 specific Use Cases (i.e., discreet applications) of Crowdsourcing being performed today within enterprises, which we then organized under four categories:
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Simultaneously orchestrated events, early evening tonight in San Francisco and what will equate to lunchtime tomorrow in Sydney, “The Future of Crowdsourcing Summit 2010” marks the second major crowdsourcing event in just under one month.
This summit, produced by the Insight Exchange and chaired by Ross Dawson, Chairman of the Future Exploration Network will be unique, as video and social media will be used to orchestrate a coordinated event across two continents. Sessions will be facilitated across both locations with panel speakers present in both geographies.
In the second part of a two-part series on the Crowdfunding bills currently stalled in the U.S. Senate, Crowdsourcing.org founder Carl Esposti addresses some of the central criticisms levelled at the legislation.
Over the past decade, Open Innovation has emerged as a leading business trend that has transformed the way enterprises approach all aspects of product development, from R&D through marketing and branding and even to post-sales support. By “opening the doors” to new ideas generated by others outside their own walls (including in many cases their customers!), companies have found new ways to leverage external knowledge to build better products.
Signed into law by President Obama on April 5, the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act legalizes crowdfund investing in the United States. When the Securities and Exchange Commission’s nine-month legislative review process concludes, entrepreneurs across the country will be able to solicit and collect investments for their startups and small businesses via the Internet. But is the JOBS Act a beneficial piece of legislation for the average American? The bill’s ardent supporters argue it will democratize finance for the 99 percent and ameliorate the United States’ sputtering economy, while its loudest critics claim it will pave the way for another financial crisis. Whether the JOBS Act improves or depresses the American economy, it will fundamentally alter the country’s business ecosystem. It is, as President Obama called it, a “game-changer.”
Georg Neumann, a communications specialist at the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) of the Interamerican Development Bank, recently previewed a workshop being organized by the MIF and massolution (a Crowdsourcing.org sister company) on the potential of crowdfunding in Latin America. We share it here with the author's permission.
We continue our conversation with Russell Rothstein of IT Central Station. In this second part, we talk to him about the company's business model, the vendors' response, and impact he thinks the site can have on the enterprise technology market. Check out the first half of the interview here.
Ioby is a "crowd-resourcing" platform that aims to help community projects. Our Brooklyn-based correspondent Anton Root recently met with the non-profit's co-founder and executive director Erin Barnes to learn more about the company.
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