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4 Simple Steps to Do-It-Yourself Social Media Crowdsourcing
document Distributed Knowledge

Crowdsourcing needn’t be a multi-million dollar formal process. At its heart are 4 easy steps: 1. Ask for Input. Many brands never think to ask what their community wants. 2. Listen...

Tim SatterthwaiteDec 05, 2011 11:17 pm GMT1016 views
4 Simple Steps to Do-It-Yourself Social Media Crowdsourcing
Do It Yourself Manufacturing and the Impact on Innovation

Crowdsourcing is one of individuals powerful technologies and techniques at fingertips.Technically speaking, crowdsourcing isn’t a technology but rather an approach to idea generation and...

Tonya Van Dijk Mar 30, 2012 04:22 am GMT2356 views
Do It Yourself Manufacturing and the Impact on Innovation
Do It Yourself (DIY) Crowdfunding - The Report
article Crowdfunding

DIY or Do It Yourself Crowdfunding is an emerging trend in the sector. In this model the crowdfunder decides not to use a popular crowdfunding platform and chooses to run the project themselves....

twintangiblesNov 04, 2013 04:48 pm GMT2249 views
Do It Yourself (DIY) Crowdfunding - The Report
Have You Heard of Assay Depot? It's the of Medical Research

With services like Assay Depot, researchers can order tests performed on chicken proteins, dogs, and a vast array of other complex subjects. It's a simple concept, but its implications are...

Jayne AnnApr 14, 2012 02:26 am GMT1273 views
Have You Heard of Assay Depot? It's the of Medical Research
site Tools

InCrowd has developed an innovative do-it-yourself market research platform providing the global life sciences industry with immediate market feedback. The disruptive nature of the platform,...

Kathleen PoulosDec 20, 2011 07:28 pm GMT1861 views
What makes good public art? It's worthy of discussion

Christina Lanzl of the Urban Arts Institute at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, believes crowdsourcing is important. Public discussion and input is key. So is a self-starting,...

Claire MackayFeb 26, 2012 07:55 am GMT17511 views
What makes good public art? It's worthy of discussion
Crafting the Do-It-Yourself Economy
video Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

This is a video recording of Crafting the Do-It-Yourself Economy from the Future Tense event Tinkering With Tomorrow. Cindy Au @shinyee_au Community Director, Kickstarter Chad Dickerson...

Luis Enrique MoralesMar 11, 2012 02:25 am GMT1972 views
Crafting the Do-It-Yourself Economy
2013CF Crowdfunding Market: Software and Solutions Report
CrowdfundingCrowdfunding Platforms

As first of its kind, Massolution is publishing 2013CF Crowdfunding Market: Software and Solutions Report. It is a definitive guide to available crowdfunding software and solutions providers. This clear and concise report will guide you to the choices for building the platform you want, whether it is for donations, rewards, lending, equity, or royalty; whether it is a new site, an addition to an existing one, or a single campaign; whether you do it yourself or hire a provider. The report and exclusive web access to all provider profiles and comparisons, is the outcome of an extensive research of the market for crowdfunding software and solutions.

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1. Introduction
a. Foreword
i. Evolution of the Crowdfunding Market
ii. An Emerging Ecosystem
b. About this Research
i. Methodology and Presentation
ii. Research Team
iii. About massolution
c. Definitions and Taxonomy
i. Crowdfunding Defined
ii. Crowdfunding Models
2. Entering the Crowdfunding Market
a. Market Strategy
i. The Crowdfunding World Map
ii. Funding Volumes
iii. Crowdfunding Activity
b. Business Model and Strategy
i. Crowdfunding Model
ii. Revenue Model
iii. Cost Components
c. Market Positioning
i. Understand Your Crowd
ii. Branding and Uniqueness
iii. Integration with an Existing Site
iv. Affiliate Programs
v. Platform Networks
d. Buy vs. Build
3. Buy vs. Build
a. Requirements
b. “Buy vs. Build” Decision Matrix
i. License Standard Solution
ii. License a Standard Solution or Assemble In-House
iii. Build and Assemble In-House
iv. Develop with a Partner
4. Other Considerations
a. Ongoing Support Costs
b. Platform Features
i. Dashboards and User Experience
ii. Administrators Interface
iii. Configurability
iv. Mobile Integration
v. Social Media Integration and Widgets
c. Operational Considerations
i. Traffic and Scalability
ii. Payment Processing
iii. Electronic Signatures (for Lending- and Equity-Based Platforms)
5. Crowdfunding in the U.S.
a. Introduction
i. A New Market
b. Compliance
i. Implications
ii. Tax Compliance
iii. Rewards and Securities
iv. Securities Dealers-Brokers
v. Transactions
vi. Investor Network Platforms
vii. Other Issues
6. Trends and Developments
a. Outlook
i. Expansion of Build Your Own Options
ii. API Markets
iii. Investor Network CFPs
iv. Integration of Advanced Tools
v. Mobile Offerings
7. Summary
a. Overview

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Crowdsourcing.orgJun 27, 2013 05:05 pm GMT23306 views
$195Research Report
The future of work? Hiring yourself out online.
document Cloud Labor, Distributed Knowledge

Here are some startups that offer self-service labor: 1. TaskRabbit is a marketplace for people and tasks, it allows individuals to post jobs they need doing and find others who are happy to...

Rebecca GutierrezAug 21, 2011 03:50 am GMT4642 views
The future of work? Hiring yourself out online.
Portals Ask: How Do I Find investors?

We share a guest post from Scott Purcell, serial entrepreneur and founder and CEO of FundAmerica. Purcell keeps a highly informative blog, focusing on equity crowdfunding in the US, and we are publishing his latest post after the jump. In it, he discusses the different ways issuers can find investors for their deals.

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Scott PurcellMay 06, 2015 02:55 pm GMT3087 views
What Google's Genius Billboard From 2004 Can Teach Us About Solving Problems

Do-it-yourself crowdsourced open innovation has attracted major players like IBM and Procter&Gamble. On their websites, customers, professionals, job seekers, and anyone interested can access...

Tim SatterthwaiteJul 22, 2011 10:05 pm GMT2048 views
What Google's Genius Billboard From 2004 Can Teach Us About Solving Problems
How TaskRabbit Works!
video Cloud Labor

In this video, TaskRabbit CEO Leah and her other TaskRAbbit staff clearly explains how TaskRabbit works and of how you can benefit out from it.

Rebecca GutierrezAug 21, 2011 07:54 am GMT2894 views
How TaskRabbit Works!
Nine things you need to know if you are building your own crowdfunding platform

In this third and final part of my three-part series exploring some of the aspects entrepreneurs need to consider when designing a crowdfunding platform, I explore the eight essentials of crowdfunding. The context for my posts has been a close look at the French crowdfunding market place and in-depth interviews with ten owners of French crowdfunding platforms. In my first post, I presented a few factors that I felt made it more difficult for French crowdfunding platforms to achieve the same levels of explosive growth that are being experienced by crowdfunding platforms in the US such as IndieGoGo, Kickstarter and RocketHub. In the second post,  I took a closer look at the different models that are being tested in the French market.

I learned a lot from my interviews with the founders of 10 French crowdfunding platforms. While many of the opinions were quite diverse there was also clear convergence on a common theme: they all held a passion for crowdfunding and a shared belief in its potential. For those of you that have also caught the crowdfunding bug, for this third post I have shared a list of “crowdfunding essentials”, gleaned from the experts that should help you pursue your crowdfunding goals. Thanks again to all the interviewees   (in alphabetical order): Smiti Arbia from, Nicolas Bailly de touscoprod, Alexandre Boucherot d’Ulule, Hortense Garand from, Michael Goldman from MyMajorCompany, Nicolas Guillaume from Friendsclear, Angel Ramos de, Vincent Ricordeau from KissKissBankBank, and Yannick Robert from

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Benjamin LarraldeAug 24, 2011 05:26 pm GMT6374 views
The promise of civic science for transparency

An early experiment in Accra, Ghana aimed to measure air pollution from automobiles by recruiting taxi drivers to collect this data with their mobile phones.The data revealed not only that air...

Benjamin FosselDec 21, 2011 02:27 pm GMT1852 views
The promise of civic science for transparency
One Stop Center for Easier Life
blog Distributed Knowledge

Hi, i am here to explore the world of crowdsourcing and to share my knowledge about it and everything else that I might find out in the future. So, keep follow up friends. This blog was...

Samantha RoddrickDec 28, 2011 05:35 am GMT806 views
One Stop Center for Easier Life
New Legal Website Connects Attorneys and Clients Through an Expertise and Industry Based Platform

“The RFP process is a powerful tool, but with convoluted RFPs and 100+ page responses, the system was broken. We fixed it and made it accessible to all,” according to the founder. While price and...

Samuel BennettJan 18, 2012 05:05 am GMT1445 views
New Legal Website Connects Attorneys and Clients Through an Expertise and Industry Based Platform
My Tax Auction

Crowdsourcing for your taxes. Rather than wade through tax preparation with online software and doing it yourself, you can create a profile and certified tax professionals will place bids for the...

Corey VandenbergJan 31, 2012 07:12 pm GMT1533 views
My Tax Auction
Kickstarter To Outfund National Endowment for the Arts
document Crowdfunding

According to Co-Founder Yancey Strickler in an interview , "Kickstarter might actually crowdsource fund $150 million in 2012, which is $4 million more than the National Endowment for the...

Tim SatterthwaiteFeb 27, 2012 12:02 pm GMT1760 views
Kickstarter To Outfund National Endowment for the Arts
New Website Transforms Electronics Hobby Into Money-Making Opportunity

Club Jameco is the first website to allow electronics designers to create an electronics project by identifying the components, writing step-by-step instructions and then sell their creations as...

Jason RobbinsMay 20, 2012 01:46 am GMT1509 views
New Website Transforms Electronics Hobby Into Money-Making Opportunity
Crowdsourced Competitive Intelligence: A Discussion with InfoArmy CEO Jim Fowler

InfoArmy is an initiative that aims to create “competitive intelligence reports for every strategically significant company on the planet.” The company’s founder and CEO, Jim Fowler, is recruiting the crowd to help his company achieve this ambitious task. We caught up with Fowler earlier today to ask a few questions about his newly launched company and its goals.

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Anton RootJun 12, 2012 11:30 pm GMT8884 views
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