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Crowd Coffee: October 27
Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

In this edition: crowdsourcing and supercomputing helping to fight Ebola in Sierra Leone; Zooppa's crowdsourced advertising; what happens when a Kickstarter campaign doesn't ship; Michigan's crowdfunding law examined; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgOct 27, 2014 11:30 am GMT1640 views
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If Crowdsourcing is the Problem then Crowdfunding Maybe the Answer: Seeing the World Through a Photo Journalist Lens
Crowd Creativity

 

Internet spawned ventures like Flickr and iStockphoto providing stock photography at a fraction of the price of professional stock photography changed the paradigm as photo stock became available and affordable to the masses. So fundamental was the change that rather than be cannibalized, Getty Images, “the world’s leading creator and distributor of visual content”, cannibalized the cannibal, acquiring iStockphoto in February 2006.

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Cristina CaineJan 14, 2011 04:41 am GMT3606 views
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African-Origins
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African Origins contains information about the migration histories of Africans forcibly carried on slave ships into the Atlantic. The Project invites members of the public to assist in...

Tonya Van Dijk May 03, 2011 04:27 am GMT1486 views
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African-Origins
Enabling Anyone, Anywhere to Help Mothers Globally With Samahope
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Sama means "equal" in Sanskrit and reflects our desire to provide equal access to basic medical care to low-income people. Focused initially in rural Sierra Leone, we are helping to fund...

Claire MackayMay 13, 2012 02:40 pm GMT1552 views
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Enabling Anyone, Anywhere to Help Mothers Globally With Samahope
Social crowdfunding site StartSomeGood announces launch in 20th international market
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Social peer-funding site StartSomeGood has reached its 20th international market, with the addition of Chinese social enterprise Prop Roots to its line-up of over 85 peer-funding ventures....

Sebastian BlancaSep 13, 2012 04:34 am GMT1031 views
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Social crowdfunding site StartSomeGood announces launch in 20th international market
First ever online funding Site focuses on equality for girls
article Crowdfunding

Catapult is a digital hub driving donations to organisations working to improve the lives of girls and women. It will provide a call to action to help bring an end to gender inequality and harness...

Tim SatterthwaiteOct 12, 2012 07:09 am GMT1135 views
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First ever online funding Site focuses on equality for girls
In Russia, the Crowd Targets Corruption and Bribes
Distributed Knowledge, Tools

In Russia, a crowdsourcing application called Bribr is looking to show just how much money is being spent on bribes in hopes of stemming the unhealthy practice. It’s looking for input from the corrupters themselves.

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Anton RootDec 04, 2012 04:56 pm GMT6115 views
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Tracking the 2014 Ebola Outbreak Through Its Genes
article Distributed Knowledge

Discerning the exact significance of the mutations will take a massive global effort. Sabeti and her colleagues put all of their raw sequencing data online back in June to make it available to...

Jason RobbinsAug 29, 2014 02:20 pm GMT601 views
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Tracking the 2014 Ebola Outbreak Through Its Genes
Crowd Coffee: September 24
Crowdfunding

In this mid-week edition: San Francisco is crowdsourcing ideas for a new Market Street; how crowdsourcing can be used to improve data accuracy; crowdmapping helping the fight against Ebola; intrastate equity crowdfunding laws gaining in popularity; Paul Niederer not happy about equity crowdfunding rules proposed in Australia; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgSep 24, 2014 03:03 pm GMT1433 views
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Across Africa, relief organizations use texting to fight Ebola
article Distributed Knowledge

While TERA and U-Report enable relief organizations to text people, IBM is working on an initiative in Sierra Leone that uses SMS to let people contact the government. IBM uses supercomputing and...

Samuel BennettOct 30, 2014 08:01 am GMT536 views
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Across Africa, relief organizations use texting to fight Ebola
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