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More Companies Turning To Virtual Employees
document Cloud Labor

Technical skills continue to be hot commodities, and for 2012, here's what Elance predicts the 10 most promising online careers will be: Software Developer Visual Designer...

Sebastian BlancaFeb 14, 2012 07:52 am GMT2447 views
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More Companies Turning To Virtual Employees
No Office? 4 Secrets for Managing Virtual Workers
article Cloud Labor

Tongal also advises that employers should provide the opportunity for remote workers to be physically present whenever they feel the urge. "This has worked wonders for us, both with the...

Jason RobbinsMay 21, 2013 08:07 am GMT904 views
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No Office? 4 Secrets for Managing Virtual Workers
Department of State Virtual Student Foreign Service Program
video Cloud Labor, Distributed Knowledge

Announced by Secretary Clinton at the 2009 New York University commencement speech, the Virtual Student Foreign Service is part of a growing effort by the State Department to harness technology...

Archenette EvangelioOct 28, 2011 10:47 pm GMT1817 views
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Department of State Virtual Student Foreign Service Program
Enterprise data management should be as dynamic as its employees
document Distributed Knowledge

The key driver to move on from traditional systems of record is that enterprise innovation must be ‘always on.’ Today’s consumers are more connected than ever due to the proliferation of personal...

Rebecca GutierrezDec 18, 2011 05:16 am GMT3258 views
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Enterprise data management should be as dynamic as its employees
Do employee Management Principles Apply to Crowdsourcing?
Distributed Knowledge, Tools

Is crowdourcing scalable? Yes. Powerful enabler of a successful business if developed the right way, absolutely! Awesome pool of cheap labor? Not so much. My guess is that anyone working in a (successful) business that is designed around or at least is heavily reliant upon crowdsourcing, feels that the crowd isn’t cheap labor. On a practical basis this sentiment is easily evolved into the well-intentioned mantra you can hear echoing through the halls here at Trada, “the crowd doesn’t work for us… don’t ever treat   them like they do!  We work for them!”

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Ben WrightApr 01, 2011 07:12 pm GMT4723 views
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Behind the Buzz: 5 Tech Trends, Defined
document Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

The five tech trends that are reshaping the way people do business are as follows: 1. The cloud 2. Crowdsourcing 3. SEO 4. Unified communications 5. Virtualization

Adam FrazerAug 02, 2011 09:53 pm GMT1596 views
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Behind the Buzz: 5 Tech Trends, Defined
Why 2012 Is the Year of the Independent Worker
document Cloud Labor

The internet has opened up markets that were originally unavailable and now independent contractors can simply join an online marketplace and upload their details. They can be ready to go in a...

Sebastian BlancaFeb 14, 2012 07:01 am GMT1968 views
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Why 2012 Is the Year of the Independent Worker
Getting the Most Return from the Crowd
Cloud Labor, Distributed Knowledge

Carly Kaplan of Arise Virtual Solutions writes in with some tips on how to get the most out of crowdsourced work.

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Crowdsourcing.orgJan 16, 2014 05:43 pm GMT2249 views
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Is Crowdsourcing the Result of Cloud Computation?
Cloud Labor, Crowd Creativity, Distributed Knowledge

Jared Fletcher, vice president and CMO at Arise Virtual Solutions, writes in to discuss the convergence of crowdsourcing and cloud computing, focusing on the Netflix Prize as his case study.

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Crowdsourcing.orgMar 11, 2014 06:01 pm GMT1959 views
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evly
site Tools

evly is the world's first Crowdsourcing Social Network. Users can build freemium crowdsourcing, crowdfunding, crowdwisdom or crowdintelligence sites with just a few clicks. It's all tied...

evlyDec 02, 2010 12:40 pm GMT3777 views
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evly
The Human Cloud Is A Greener Workforce
document Distributed Knowledge

Broadband networks and connected computers, use energy, too. How much, in comparison to cutting commuting and plane trips, is hard to tell, but many researchers think that the Internet will end up...

Tim SatterthwaiteDec 02, 2010 07:18 pm GMT747 views
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The Human Cloud Is A Greener Workforce
Crowdsourcing work: Labour on demand or digital sweatshop?
document Distributed Knowledge, Tools

For companies crowdsourcing their services, they mainly benefit from cost and speed. Workers are not employees, and are paid either an hourly or piece rate. In some cases work is done on spec, with...

Luis Enrique MoralesDec 13, 2010 08:39 am GMT5193 views
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Crowdsourcing work: Labour on demand or digital sweatshop?
Crowdsourcing: The New Comparative Advantage?
Distributed Knowledge

In a world changing so quickly, new models for work will and must emerge. Growing labor forces in India and China, democratic expansions that allows more individual choice, lower friction in work moving across the globe in milliseconds instead of months, and more interconnected people and problems -- all drive the need for more than just subtle shifts in collaboration and creation. The cutting edge -- where technology like "the cloud" and virtual goods themselves are invented, constructed, and consumed -- must be a leader in this change.

 

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Narinder SinghMar 18, 2011 03:58 am GMT5246 views
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Short Task
site Cloud Labor / Micro-tasks

Short Task's mission is to connect online job seekers with work providers from across the world. Short Task allows millions of workers eager to work, to select tasks of their choice and get...

Luis Enrique MoralesMar 29, 2011 06:35 pm GMT2688 views
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Short Task
INCENT
site Tools

INCENT offers two powerful options to effectively identify the best ideas: • Peer based evaluation structure, where users score ideas on a predefined scale. • Criteria based structure that allows...

Pablo BracciniMay 16, 2011 03:08 am GMT1225 views
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INCENT
Shicon
site Crowd Creativity / Design

Shicon is an online creative platform that believes and trusts in your creative ideas. They help talented designers by: - helping them meet with brands and companies in need of new ideas -...

Archenette EvangelioJun 08, 2011 10:12 pm GMT1341 views
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Shicon
Is crowdsourcing dead? How creative crowdsourcing platforms evolve
Crowd Creativity

When Jeff Howe coined the term crowdsourcing back in 2006, he defined it as  »the act of a company or institution taking a function once performed by employees and outsourcing it to an undefined (and generally large) network of people in the form of an open call » (this definition is still on Wikipedia). Today, other buzzwords like co-creation and open innovation flood the marketing and innovation blogs. To know what’s happening with crowdsourcing, let’s just take a look at how the platforms based on crowdsourcing principles evolve. Let’s take a look at different types of platforms using crowdsourcing principles : virtual ad agencies, creativity platforms and (still) the crowd-sourcers.

VIRTUAL AD AGENCIES


I recently found an interesting blog post about discussing well-known crowdsourcing websites. Peter La Motte, president of GeniusRocket, describes how his websites’ model is not an open crowdsouring platform anymore, but rather « an agency powered by the crowd «. This means that ideas and storyboards are crowdsourced, but they only go into production when the client has given feedback and approves the project. This is the main difference with open platforms like Poptent or eYeka, who are open platforms for various creative people who can choose which projects they want to participate in. Other virtual ad agencies include Victors&Spoils, founded by John Winsor (a review of his book Flipped here), and Tongal. I like Tongal’s video because it explains how the crowd is leveraged to select and refine ideas:

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Crowdsourcing.orgAug 04, 2011 06:45 am GMT5151 views
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Crowdsourced Ideas Make Participating in Government Cool Again
Open Innovation

Harnessing the knowledge citizens and government employees share on social media applications in the public sector is a tricky challenge of the Government 2.0 era. Every day, thousands of citizens comment on government Facebook posts and blog entries or reshare information published on Twitter. Rarely has government had the opportunity to harvest innovative ideas and knowledge published through these channels. The main reason many agencies set up an organizational account is still “to be where the people are.” Recently, ‘open innovation’ platforms have started to address this disconnect, providing the public with the capability to interact and brainstorm alongside government officials. Simply put, these platforms make participating in government cool again.

Social media tools — such as blogs, Twitter and Facebook — are great channels to collect and encourage citizens to provide their insights on the issues and plans of government. Unfortunately, today’s standard social networking services do not have the capability to automatically extract and collate new knowledge or ideas from content that citizens are submitting through the existing commenting channels. In some cases, the sheer volume of comments makes proper analysis very difficult. The challenge is to extract new ideas or valuable insights from the influx of comments in a productive and efficient way. Open innovation platforms are designed to fill this gap.

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Crowdsourcing.orgOct 13, 2011 12:23 am GMT4822 views
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20 Best Outsourcing and Crowdsourcing Websites To Save Your Startup Business Lots of Time
document Cloud Labor, Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

Crowdsourcing sites is the answer for your needs, it saves your startup business lots of time. Just keep in mind that, it’s your job to do your due diligence and implement measures to ensure...

Adam FrazerOct 27, 2011 02:44 pm GMT3703 views
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20 Best Outsourcing and Crowdsourcing Websites To Save Your Startup Business Lots of Time
Serfing the Web: Sites Let People Farm Out Their Chores
document Cloud Labor, Distributed Knowledge, Tools

Here's some of the websites and smartphone applications that allows people to farm out chores: *Amazon Mechanical Turk, a service of Amazon.com Inc., lets people work from home, like...

Benjamin FosselNov 29, 2011 01:23 am GMT1835 views
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Serfing the Web: Sites Let People Farm Out Their Chores
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