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‘Crowd labour’ coming soon to an employer near you
article Cloud Labor

One example of how individuals might be finding jobs in future is oDesk Corp., an online work exchange. It provides a digital platform for those looking for specific work and those wanting to hire...

Jason RobbinsMay 30, 2013 12:44 am GMT1574 views
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‘Crowd labour’ coming soon to an employer near you
Five kinds of work to farm out to the crowd
document Cloud Labor

Here are five areas where the crowd stands ready and eager to take on your work: general marketplaces, repetitive tasks, translation, graphic design, video marketing.

Claire MackayJan 09, 2012 10:57 pm GMT2939 views
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Five kinds of work to farm out to the crowd
Crowdsourcing: Far from the Madding Crowd
document 

Crowdsourcing works when you have the right problem and the right relationship with your audience (or the right image from which to build that relationship). Even then, you need to think carefully...

Samuel BennettNov 08, 2011 05:50 am GMT2765 views
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Crowdsourcing: Far from the Madding Crowd
Investing in the Crowd: VCs Inject $280M into Crowdsourcing Platforms in 2011
Crowdfunding

The crowdsourcing and crowdfunding industry is picking up momentum at an exceptional rate. Validity of the models involved is now grounded in the ever-increasing size of the participatory crowd, the scale of the capital networks involved, and the unique value delivered to customers, communities, and investors alike. Astute expansion-stage venture firms are now decisively backing and further fuelling explosive high-growth in crowd-driven companies. With more than $280 million invested in 35 different crowdsourcing and crowdfunding platforms during 2011 — an average investment of $8 million per funding round — it is clear that the industry’s probationary period is over.

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Crowdsourcing.orgDec 21, 2011 09:16 pm GMT8301 views
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Crowd Coffee: January 13
Crowdfunding

The week's first crowd coffee features: crowdfunding a film about Dubai's workers; Hawaii's crowdfuded businesses; a CrowdsUnite profile; eco-friendly crowdfunding; the intersection of crowdsourcing and open innovation; a new crowdsourced NASA initiative; and more!

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Crowdsourcing.orgJan 13, 2014 03:19 pm GMT1270 views
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Crowd Coffee: July 28
Crowdfunding, Open Innovation

In this Crowd Coffee: Kickstarter and taxes; Airbnb squatter also may have scammed on Kickstarter; crowdsourcing digital policy ideas; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgJul 28, 2014 02:45 pm GMT1232 views
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Extending Open Innovation to Open Government: a Roadmap for New Opportunities in Citizensourcing
Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

Terms, such as co-creation, mass customization, interactive value creation, or open innovation  represent the increasing success of new (predominantly Internet-based) practices and give evidence that the general public can constitute a source of enhanced innovation.

In many countries the public sector has been seeking to reform itself, anyway. Do the open innovation methods, broadly understood provide a way? In this post, Dennis Hilgers and Frank Piller look at the wider benefits of an open public service and raise some of the most important issues.

 

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Dennis HilgersMar 11, 2011 02:20 am GMT7871 views
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A Very Little Talent Goes a Long Long Way
document 

In the original crowdsourcing model, the ‘crowd’ contributes, the crowd decides and the crowd subsequently benefits. But where crowdsourcing is used as a way of gathering cheap labour, the crowd...

Samuel BennettOct 21, 2011 02:45 am GMT2802 views
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A Very Little Talent Goes a Long Long Way
The mythology of Crowdsourcing
article Cloud Labor, Crowd Creativity

Dispelling some of the common misconceptions around crowdsourcing. Firstly - its not new and did not emerge from web 2.0. Secondly just because something involved a crowd, does not make it...

Saif BonarNov 10, 2011 12:57 pm GMT3089 views
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The mythology of Crowdsourcing
How To Reduce Business Costs By 90%
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Matt Barrie the CEO of Freelancer.com, shares some key points: *80% of the worlds population is about to join the Internet *More people in the world have capacity to provide labour...

Pablo BracciniNov 14, 2011 03:48 am GMT2474 views
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How To Reduce Business Costs By 90%
Microtask helps outsource general business tasks
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Started by four "serial entrepreneurs", Microtask.com has definitely got the financial and intellectual backing it needs and along with a relatively unique and well thought out service...

Rebecca GutierrezDec 03, 2011 01:04 pm GMT2136 views
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Microtask helps outsource general business tasks
Crowdsourcing taps public for work, ideas
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Tapping the crowd for market intelligence also worked for Calgary's Chaordix. From its website "Chaordix is the global standard in crowdsourced market intelligence." While Chaordix...

Benjamin FosselMay 05, 2012 11:40 am GMT1695 views
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Crowdsourcing taps public for work, ideas
How the remote working landscape will shape the future of work
document Cloud Labor, Distributed Knowledge

A revolution in working practices is looming but most organizations have been slow to embrace change.This paper offer the opportunity to learn about innovative, forward-thinking ways of working,...

Michael GebertOct 02, 2012 02:18 pm GMT2787 views
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How the remote working landscape will shape the future of work
New Innovation Competition Underway: Students & Scholars Crowdsourcing Global Solutions to End Modern Slavery
article Open Innovation

Chaordix® Inc., the global standard in crowdsourced market intelligence, is powering a new initiative to engage human rights activists on college and university campuses in every nation in the...

ChaordixNov 08, 2012 04:17 pm GMT1892 views
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New Innovation Competition Underway: Students & Scholars Crowdsourcing Global Solutions to End Modern Slavery
Master's thesis about incentives in crowdsourcing
question Cloud Labor, Crowd Creativity

I am currently writing my master's thesis about incentives to participate in crowdsourcing projects with no monetary compensation, and I am right now looking for informants for the study. I am...

Jonathan TaylorFeb 15, 2013 10:36 am GMT4082 views
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Master's thesis about incentives in crowdsourcing
Crowdfunding Numbers and Industry Insights: The rise of the creative crowdfunder

In the last year alone over 65 crowdfunding platforms have been founded in more than 18 different countries around the world. From the Netherlands to the Philippines and from Romania to Canada, the crowdfunding phenomenon is strengthening its position as a globally disruptive force which challenges modes of traditional capital allocation. However, it is the rise of creatively-based crowdfunding platforms that has been truly meteoric. Of the 65 plus new sites launched this year an overwhelming 80% are focused on creative and artistic projects.

In this series of three short editorials on crowdfunding data, we dig deeper into the numbers on structures and ecosystems of crowdfunding platforms and discuss the perspectives accompanying these numbers.

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Crowdsourcing.orgDec 06, 2011 05:26 am GMT4558 views
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Expert says SMEs must increase crowdsourcing to cut margins, drive innovation
document Distributed Knowledge

Ross Dawson, chairman of the Future Exploration Network says "Small businesses are missing out by not tapping into a potentially unlimited source of labour.""This is an...

Tim SatterthwaiteDec 07, 2011 05:44 am GMT3964 views
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Expert says SMEs must increase crowdsourcing to cut margins, drive innovation
Mashups, crowdsourcing and their impact on the mapping industry
document 

“Technological advances in everything from product design software to digital video cameras are breaking down the cost barriers that once separated amateurs from professionals. Hobbyists,...

Sebastian BlancaDec 16, 2011 01:00 am GMT1799 views
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Mashups, crowdsourcing and their impact on the mapping industry
Innovation and Crowdsourcing with DARPA’s Dan Kaufman
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Crowdsourcing is not free labour, “I think it has to be interactive,” said Kaufman. “And for crowdsourcing to really work they [members of the crowd] have to have a say in the outcome, but also a...

Jason RobbinsJul 29, 2012 01:31 pm GMT1327 views
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Innovation and Crowdsourcing with DARPA’s Dan Kaufman
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