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Jeff Howe Welcomes the Crowd
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I coined the term crowdsourcing five years ago in a June 2006 article in Wired magazine. I started my blog the same day the article went live on Wired's site, and for the next three years I covered the rise of crowdsourcing in everything from radiology to journalism to bird watching. When I was writing my book, How the Power of the Crowd is Driving the Future of Business, I used the blog to collect edits and feedback from, well, the crowd.

After three years of ceaseless writing and researching on the subject it was time to move on--literally and figuratively. In late 2009 I became a Nieman Fellow at Harvard, and relocated my family to Cambridge. In the last two years I've studied subjects ranging from US intellectual history to transmedia storytelling to the connection between social capital and social networks. I started teaching--one course each at Harvard, Boston University, and Northeastern University--and teamed up with the Atlantic.com to create the largest book club in human history. And in September I'll begin a tenure-track position in the journalism department at Northeastern University.

And through all this crowdsourcing was never far from my mind. I've often said I could happily spend the next 30 years of my life studying the emergence of such new forms of economic production as crowdsourcing. What I learned in the last two years is that I might not have a choice: Everything I studied, everything I taught, and everything I read was filtered through the formative lens of that pervasive concept of online collaboration. 

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Jeff HoweJul 13, 2011 03:32 am GMT4897 views
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Jeff Howe on the Rise of Crowdsourcing
Distributed Knowledge

 

Jeff Howe looks back on his first encounter with the phenomenon of crowdsourcing and ventures a cautious look into the future. Five years have already passed since Jeff Howe's groundbreaking article in Wired magazine was published, which marked the beginning of the crowdsourcing movement. "Not a day passes that I am not surprised at how quickly the model developed and what great ideas emerged from this," Howe said in his keynote speech during in Berlin. Click here for German.

 

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Frank PuscherJun 20, 2011 12:32 am GMT7763 views
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Outlisten Chooses Singular Software's CloudEyes to Power Crowd-Sourced Concert Videos
document Tools

"Outlisten is aspiring to a new wave of crowd-sourced video production, and it's exactly the kind of collaboration that we wanted to enable," said Bruce Sharpe, Singular CEO....

Harshida PatelApr 14, 2012 11:39 am GMT1122 views
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Outlisten Chooses Singular Software's CloudEyes to Power Crowd-Sourced Concert Videos
Crowdsourcing: amateur and proud
Distributed Knowledge, Tools

microtask_amateur_crowdsourcingOther than politicians and bankers, few types of people come in for as much abuse as amateurs. The word itself is practically an insult: a goal gets fumbled, an actor forgets his lines and what time is it? Amateur hour. Maybe it’s just me, but a guy who says he’s “an amateur” usually has a weird look in his eyes and talks a lot about steam trains.

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Ville MiettinenMar 30, 2011 03:01 am GMT3026 views
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Behold: it's Kickstarter's bionic woman
document Crowdfunding

From a technological perspective, Vlach had (and still has) two options: fit a wireless webcam into her eye, or wait for a new generation of cameras that could be connected directly to the brain....

Samuel BennettJan 11, 2012 08:47 am GMT2322 views
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Behold: it's Kickstarter's bionic woman
Mapping the Mind
document Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

Like the Hopkins Sloan Digital Sky Survey, which seeks to map every object in the heavens, the Open Connectome Project leverages crowdsourcing and cloud computing to do large-scale science. It...

Claire MackayMar 14, 2012 12:44 am GMT1426 views
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Mapping the Mind
Jeff Howe Talks About Crowdsourcing
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Jeff Howe talks about crowdsourcing. Jeff Howe is a contributing editor at Wired Magazine, where he covers the media and entertainment industry, among other subjects. In June of 2006 he...

April SchmidtAug 05, 2012 03:00 pm GMT1474 views
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Jeff Howe Talks About Crowdsourcing
“Crowdsourcing”: No Longer a Dirty Word
article Cloud Labor, Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

Since Jeff Howe first coined the term in a 2006 Wired article, crowdsourcing has slowly but surely worked its way into the public eye. Beginning as a mere corporate buzzword, it has evolved from a...

Seth WOct 22, 2012 04:45 pm GMT4056 views
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“Crowdsourcing”: No Longer a Dirty Word
Jana’s Eagle one of '50 people who will change the world'
article Cloud Labor, Tools

Esther Dyson, an investor and entrepreneur focused on breakthrough innovation across a number of diverse fields, added: “Nathan Eagle's company, Jana, employs thousands and, ultimately, he...

Archenette EvangelioNov 11, 2012 12:18 pm GMT2455 views
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Jana’s Eagle one of '50 people who will change the world'
Tod Machover invents instruments, robot operas –- oh, and Guitar Hero
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The piece will premiere in March 2013, with Tod Machover arranging the various effluvia into a final composition. "It's not crowdsourcing, it's mass collaboration," he says....

Jason RobbinsNov 12, 2012 01:34 pm GMT1196 views
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Tod Machover invents instruments, robot operas –- oh, and Guitar Hero
The Crowdfunding Upstart That’s Turning Freelancers Into Superstars
article Crowdfunding

Ellison describes Patreon as a “subscription service, but for one person instead of a magazine.” Instead of funding a single project, like Kickstarter or Indiegogo, Patreon provides regular,...

Jason RobbinsMay 14, 2014 12:28 pm GMT610 views
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The Crowdfunding Upstart That’s Turning Freelancers Into Superstars
Open Innovation: Your On-Ramp to Creating a Better Product
document Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

This article raises an interesting question: Can crowdsourcing be a faster and more effective approach than the traditional product development processes that organizations generally follow.

Crowdsourcing.orgSep 30, 2010 07:54 pm GMT12372 views
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Open Innovation: Your On-Ramp to Creating a Better Product
Jeff Howe aka “Mr. Crowdsourcing” has himself been crowdsourced!
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It’s kind of ironic that Forbes decided to Crowdsource its list of “Names you need to know in 2011” feature (here), and received the suggestion via Facebook from Martha Bebinger that Jeff Howe had better be included!

 

Jeff, who coined the term “crowdsourcing,” in a 2006 article for Wired magazine and who wrote the book, 2008’s Crowdsourcing: Why the Power of the Crowd Is Driving the Future of Business is working on his second book about what lies beyond crowdsourcing.

 

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Carl EspostiNov 11, 2010 08:01 pm GMT4082 views
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Crowd-Pimp My Ride
Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

Crowdsourcing is becoming a true cross-sector phenomenon, and the car industry is no exception. Where else can you ask, “crowd-pimp my ride”? More and more companies understand that what the customer designs the customer buys! Car manufacturers from specialty firms to international giants are engaging consumers in the creation of new auto design concepts.

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Vince CooperDec 20, 2010 06:40 am GMT4812 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 GMT3154 views
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Nah, Crowdsourcing Is Old Hat – Pillsbury Has Been at It Since ’49

Crowdsourcing is being tipped as one of the big things to watch out for in the coming years. In essence, Crowdsourcing websites harness the power of their community to achieve common goals quicker and more effectively. The debate continues defining what crowdsourcing is and what it is not but what’s unquestionable is that it’s having an impact on the way we do business!

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Richard Laurence Baron Feb 20, 2011 02:11 am GMT3508 views
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How Kickstarter Became a Lab for Daring Prototypes and Ingenious Products
document Crowd Creativity, Crowdfunding, Open Innovation

Kickstarter empowered creators, who had a new, no-strings source of funding, as well as audiences, who had the opportunity to help realize the kind of art they wanted to see, rather than what some...

Archenette EvangelioMar 30, 2011 12:43 am GMT2720 views
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How Kickstarter Became a Lab for Daring Prototypes and Ingenious Products
TED Curator Chris Anderson on Crowd Accelerated Innovation
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Crowd Accelerated Innovation requires three ingredients: A Crowd. A crowd is simply a community, any group of people with a shared interest. It can be narrow (unicycling, Greek archaeology) or...

Marco TorquatiMay 30, 2011 05:09 pm GMT2283 views
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TED Curator Chris Anderson on Crowd Accelerated Innovation
Is Crowdsourcing Right for Your Small Business?
document Distributed Knowledge

You can only get quality work through paying top dollar through a consultant. I don’t subscribe to this. While there are always good sound business reasons for hiring a consultant they are not...

Fritz SchaeferJun 20, 2011 03:17 am GMT946 views
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Is Crowdsourcing Right for Your Small Business?
Crowdsortium Meetup - panel, part 1
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Moderated by Jim Savage (Partner at Longworth Venture Partners), the Crowdsortium Panel Discussion involved the following panel members: Jeff Howe, Contributing Editor at Wired Magazine &...

Archenette EvangelioJul 01, 2011 10:28 pm GMT1787 views
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Crowdsortium Meetup - panel, part 1
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