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Worker Motivation in Crowdsourcing – A Study on Mechanical Turk
document Cloud Labor, Distributed Knowledge

They find that the extrinsic motivational categories (immediate payoffs, delayed payoffs, social motivation) have a strong effect on the time spent on the platform. For many workers, however,...

Fritz SchaeferJul 01, 2011 03:11 am GMT5912 views
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Worker Motivation in Crowdsourcing – A Study on Mechanical Turk
Moving the Crowd at iStockphoto: The Composition of the Crowd and Motivations for Participation in a Crowdsourcing Application
document Crowd Creativity

The results of the study indicated that the desire to make money, develop individual skills, and to have fun were the strongest motivators for participation at iStockphoto, and that the crowd at...

Pablo BracciniMar 27, 2011 04:20 pm GMT1890 views
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Moving the Crowd at iStockphoto: The Composition of the Crowd and Motivations for Participation in a Crowdsourcing Application
Motivations for Crowdsourcing

Organizations implement crowdsourcing applications in the hopes that the participation of an online community — a crowd — results in the design of goods or the solving of problems for the organization. Thus, it is important to understand how and why individuals in the crowd participate in these arrangements in order to maximize the crowd’s abilities. Crowds participate in crowdsourcing willingly, and they are not always driven by the opportunity to make money in the process. An organization that understands what motivates its crowd to participate and fulfills these needs will sustain a productive crowdsourcing platform.

In the past few years, research has been conducted specifically on the crowds of some well-known crowdsourcing applications to determine what motivates them to participate
. These findings indicate that crowds are motivated by a diverse set of extrinsic and intrinsic rewards, and individuals in the same crowd can be motivated for different reasons. Some common crowdsourcing motivators include the desire to earn money, to develop one’s creative skills, to network with other creative professionals, to build a portfolio for future employment, to challenge oneself to solve a tough problem, to pass the time when bored, to contribute to a large project for the common good, and to have fun.

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Daren C. BrabhamOct 10, 2011 06:04 am GMT11262 views
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Crowdsourcing meets Coworking - Working Models of the Future

The crowdsourcing platform is a virtual marketplace for freelancers and companies - this is where all projects are implemented online. Here the power lies in numbers. It's all about people coming together to work to achieve goals and solve problems. And to a large extent they are driven by their own motivation - not because a company has committed them to it. Both crowdsourcing and coworking are based on the fact that people who work in virtual and physical networks can in this way create a higher value collectively than if they acted independently. This is also true for problem-solving, innovation and creative output. 

 

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Claudia PelzerJul 05, 2011 12:29 am GMT7220 views
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"Voluntweeters”: Self-Organizing by Digital Volunteers in Times of Crisis
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The empirical examination of the products and motivations of crisis tweeters who emerged in the aftermath of the 2010 Haiti Earthquake reveals important features of self-organizing in a highly...

Benjamin FosselAug 11, 2011 04:13 pm GMT1688 views
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Leveraging Crowdsourcing: Activation-Supporting Components for IT-Based Ideas Competition
document Open Innovation

Ideas competitions appear to be a promising tool for crowdsourcing and open innovation processes, especially for business-to-business software companies. Active participation of potential lead...

Archenette EvangelioOct 15, 2011 10:55 pm GMT6238 views
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Leveraging Crowdsourcing: Activation-Supporting Components for IT-Based Ideas Competition
Philly Exports Startup Blazes Global Entrepreneurial Trail
document Distributed Knowledge, Tools

“That’s the whole concept of ‘fun theory,’ and we can make the world more exciting to change and alter people’s behaviors,”Groverman says. He believes gamification hasn’t yet had a profound...

Jason RobbinsMar 29, 2012 08:55 am GMT1743 views
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Philly Exports Startup Blazes Global Entrepreneurial Trail
An Evolutionary Economic Explanation of the SEC’s Delay In Issuing Crowdfunding Rules
Crowdfunding

In this guest post, The Private Capital Market's Thomas Vass uses evolutionary economic theory to explain why the SEC hasn't yet issued rules around equity crowdfunding. 

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Crowdsourcing.orgMay 13, 2013 05:46 pm GMT6975 views
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Bridging Mass Customization and Open Innovation - MCPC 2011

 

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The MCPC conference series started out in 2001 as a bi-annual conference devoted to mass customization & personalization. The content has broadened in recent years, including also customer co-creation, user innovation, and other strategies of customer-driven value creation (hence, MCPC = Mass Customization, Personalization, and Co-Creation"). In 2011, the conference will bridge MCPC with a topic that has driven and inspired the field since several years: open innovation.

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Frank PillerMar 02, 2011 11:42 pm GMT7513 views
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Crowdfunding of Small Entrepreneurial Ventures

It has been argued that funding was particularly difficult to obtain for small businesses in respect of their size and lack of available historical data creating information asymmetry for potential investors. Hence, traditional financing methods like bank loans, business angels or VCs are out of reach for these small companies. Moreover, bootstrapping does not allow businesses to grow fast due to its focus on cash generation, often at the expense of maximizing value creation. As a result, crowdfunding can become a viable fundraising method obtainable for small entrepreneurial companies or project-based initiatives.

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Armin SchwienbacherApr 15, 2011 04:41 am GMT4300 views
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Quiet Revolution: CrowdConvention 2011
Cloud Labor, Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

 

Just nine months after the first crowd convention in San Francisco, a second event took place June 15 for the first time on European soil. Organized by Clickworker, 150 guests gathered for a day to hear 24 speakers and to discuss the market opportunities for crowdsourcing projects in Germany.

 

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Frank PuscherJun 16, 2011 02:08 pm GMT13362 views
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What crazy things can you do in Brazil with the crowd?
Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

On Monday, in a packed convention hall in Sao Paulo, Brazil, over three hundred practitioners, eager entrepreneurs, and curious bystanders’, watched, listened and scribbled intensely as the 1st International Conference on Crowdsourcing, Communities and Co-creation got underway. The full agenda accommodated a line-up of crowdsourcing professionals who presented their business models, provided real-world examples and shared insights into the must-knows and the dos and don’ts of crowdsourcing. 

The conference itself was the idea of Shaun Abrahamson and Marina Miranda from Mutopo when a few months ago, following calls for assistance and participation, Marina’s large network of connections in Brazil, the US and in Europe started to quickly produce: sponsors, a venue, speakers and then ticket sales.

Crowdsourcing and crowdfunding have been increasingly on the agenda in Brazil over the last twelve months and this was Brazil’s first chance to gather in one place to meet face-to-face to look for the answers to the one question that appeared to capture it all -- the central issue -- “what crazy things can you do in Brazil with the crowd?” As Shaun Abrahamson opened the conference he quote Facebook’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, “While the last five years have been about getting connected, the next 5 years are going to be about all the crazy things you can do now that all those people are connected”. There seems to be a lot of crazy things you can do, for sure!

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Flavio GutSep 01, 2011 07:19 am GMT9139 views
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Gamification – Crowdsourcing that Engages Your Customers
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The process of gamification identifies what makes games compelling and important to the customer and uses those techniques to motivate behavioral changes in areas that are not traditionally...

Benjamin FosselNov 21, 2011 07:30 am GMT6841 views
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Gamification – Crowdsourcing that Engages Your Customers
History in Harmony: Exploring Collaboration
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Alexandra Eveleigh's research looks at the impact of user participation and 'collaborative creativity' upon archival theory and practice, with a particular focus on users'...

Jason RobbinsJan 10, 2012 02:38 am GMT1021 views
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History in Harmony: Exploring Collaboration
The Future of Crowd Work
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This paper frames the major challenges that stand in the way of foreseeing a future crowd workplace in which people would want their children to participate. Drawing on theory from...

Benjamin FosselJan 04, 2013 11:12 pm GMT1276 views
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The Future of Crowd Work
Wefunder on Funding Itself, the JOBS Act and Equity Crowdfunding

We speak with Wefunder's Michael Norman about the platform's recent launch, its self-run crowdfunding round, and the state of the JOBS Act one year on.

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Anton RootApr 05, 2013 06:55 pm GMT4565 views
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