2,960 crowdsourcing and crowdfunding sites
This article, written exclusively for Crowdsourcing.org, comes from a crowd member. We asked the new crowdsourced blog writing service, Blogmutt, to write a post, so Blogmutt CEO Scott Yates turned to one of Blogmutt's best writers to craft a post for us here. The writer is Ruth Bremer.
Here are 7 cool crowdsourcing services you should know about: *Amazon Mechanical Turk-one of the most famous crowdsourcing market place. *PickyDomains takes the cake.This crowdsourcing...
“Three weeks before our first official delegation visit to Foshan, China, we were in desperate need for help. We were fortunate to find Witmart.com who provided services for our preparation,...
BlogMutt, a crowdsourced content creation platform, announced this morning that it's offering top writers equity in the company. We got in touch with the company's CEO to find out what motivated him to make that decision.
Eli Perez writes in to discuss the variety of ways businesses can put the crowd to work for them. He highlights four specific platforms: Needle, Field Agent, SpigitEngage, and Compendium.
Flattr, an online donations service, is making itself much more accessible -- users can now connect their social media accounts to Flattr, meaning they can donate by simply 'Liking' and 'Starring' favorite content.
Asking bloggers to write up sponsored posts about your crowdfunding campaign may provide good exposure for your project. Before you pay for sponsored content, however, make sure to read this tip from Rose Spinelli about dealing with the bloggers.
Jo Sabin, marketing communications manager of DesignCrowd, a logo, web and graphic design marketplace, writes in to discuss the ways individuals can make the best use of content marketing — for which brands are increasingly turning to crowdsourcing platforms.
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.
As the web industry continues to gain momentum in Indonesia, there are hundreds of newly established IT startups that are leveraging the web to deliver their products and services. Some have been very successful and have become highly profitable - GantiBaju.com is a prominent example. Using crowdsourcing, GantiBaju.com is one of the most exciting startups in Indonesia. In its first year, GantiBaju.com has won several awards including Asia's Top 10 Best Web Apps by Singtel Accelerate in Singapore, and boasts more than $22,000 in monthly revenue.
Groupon’s decision to award Clickworker.com a substantial contract to lead a large-scale, global translation and optimization project in a number of languages was a landmark award for the crowdsourcing industry. Clickworker’s win was a win for Clickworker and a win for the industry! Not only was this award significant in terms of it being an endorsement of crowdsourcing as a competitive delivery model for outsourced services by the global Internet coupon giant, but the fact that Groupon went public with the announcement was in itself momentous!
Last week I spoke with Clickworker’s CEO, Wolfgang Kitza, to not only congratulate him on his company’s win but to also find out more about Clickworker’s strategy and to learn more about what was needed to support the adoption of crowdsourcing by global brands.
When I coined the word crowdsourcing five years ago, the phenomenon itself hardly existed. Oh sure, there were a few glaring examples: Wikipedia, of course, and that massive hurly burly of user-generated content known as MySpace. NASA, I recall, was already experimenting with using volunteers to measure asteroid craters. But the original article was, in a sense, an act of prognostication. I was saying, "This is how things will be." It was a gamble, and it happened to pay off.
A lot changed between 2006 and 2008, when my book was published. In writing the book I faced an entirely new challenge. I no longer had to predict the future; I had to analyze and interpret the present. Books force you to create taxonomies by their very structure: Chapters are subdivisions of a larger subject.
The problem was that examples of crowdsourcing now proliferated across every domain of human endeavor. When asked what couldn't be crowdsourced, I used to answer: a restaurant. Then one day a Washington Post reporter called to ask me what I thought about a new--you guessed it--crowdsourced restaurant. My answer to that question these days? Everything can be crowdsourced. I figure it's best to play it safe.
In trying to bring some coherence to this dizzying variety of online collaborations I came up with four basic categories:
Luis von Ahn wants to translate the web — all of it. To call him ambitious is an understatement. In a TED Talk that was originally uploaded to YouTube in April 2011, von Ahn introduced Duolingo, a crowdsourced translation project, and boldly proclaimed that with one million users, the site could help to convert the entirety of Wikipedia into Spanish in 80 hours. Free of charge. Even with a slightly more modest prediction of 100,000 users, the task would be completed within five weeks. What von Ahn, an entrepreneur and computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon, was proposing, and what Duolingo is now beginning to offer in a private beta, is a crowdsourced translation service that provides every volunteer with a service of their own. What he envisions is a tool that will not just revolutionize the Internet, but education itself.