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Quakebook: International Sorrow Finds an Outlet Online
document Crowd Creativity

2:46: Aftershocks: Stories from the Japan Earthquake, also known Quakebook, is a collection of essays, eyewitness accounts, artwork and photographs sourced almost entirely through Twitter from...

Tonya Van Dijk Apr 26, 2011 03:09 am GMT1957 views
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Quakebook: International Sorrow Finds an Outlet Online
Costs of Care Essay Contest Crowdsources Hundreds of Stories from Patients and their Caregivers
article Crowd Creativity

Costs of Care (http://www.CostsOfCare.org) has launched an innovative essay contest that illustrates the importance of cost-awareness in medicine by gathering hundreds of anecdotes from patients,...

Fiona MaresSep 05, 2012 07:37 am GMT2400 views
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Costs of Care Essay Contest Crowdsources Hundreds of Stories from Patients and their Caregivers
Crowdfunding "Below New York" Documentary: An Interview with Director and Editor Matt Finlin
Crowd Creativity, Crowdfunding

For anyone deciding to use crowdfunding to get their projects off the ground, a question ultimately arises: “What will help me fund it successfully?” The debate is on, and we’ve had a chance to talk about it with Matt Finlin. Matt is a young film director who has successfully funded his amazing documentary Below New York on Kickstarter last summer. As Matt himself calls it, Below New York is a “love letter, a personal essay” to New York and its great subway artists.  Matt requested for $3000 to finish the shooting and the production of the documentary and within a little over a month the amount was gathered.

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Pim BetistMar 19, 2011 06:14 am GMT4280 views
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Lingotek Announces Contest for CrowdConf2011
Cloud Labor

Collaborative Translation Company Lingotek To Announce Contest Winner at World’s Largest Crowdsourcing Conference

Lingotek, a leading provider of collaborative translation solutions, is offering crowdsourcing fans the chance to win a prize in a contest held just before this year’s CrowdConf2011, the world’s first and largest conference on the future of distributed work. The contest, presented by Lingotek, will award the prize to the contestant with the best essay related to the importance of translation in global business.

The winner of the contest will be awarded access to Lingotek’s award-winning Collaborative Translation Platform—Hosted Version for one year as well as two tickets to the world’s largest crowdsourcing conference, CrowdConf2011 (approximate retail value of $36,100). The contest runs from October 6-21, please go to and click on the Contests page. If the contestant “likes” Lingotek on Facebook, enters the required information and shares their best essay related to the importance of language translation for business, the contestant will be entered into the contest. Entries will be judged by Lingotek President and CEO Rob Vandenberg, Crowdflower CEO Woody Hobbs, Crowdflower Founder and Executive Chairman Lukas Biewald and Daily Crowdsource Founder David Bratvold, the judges will present the award on October 25th and recognize the winner on stage at CrowdConf2011.  See Official Rules for further information.

“CrowdConf2011 gathers leaders in a field that is fundamentally changing the way work is done around the globe,” said Rob Vandenberg, President and CEO of Lingotek. “Lingotek is one of the technologies on the cutting edge of this shift. We’re proud to be part of this world-changing discussion, as well as award the prize of Lingotek’s crowd-oriented benefits to a lucky winner.”

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Crowdsourcing.orgOct 06, 2011 09:01 pm GMT5104 views
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Why smart profs want students to use Wikipedia
document Distributed Knowledge

For one thing, writing Wikipedia articles offers students some unique learning opportunities. “In addition to getting all the benefits from a traditional research assignment, (students) are also...

Fiona MaresDec 22, 2011 12:11 am GMT825 views
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Why smart profs want students to use Wikipedia
How I spent my Time on the Crowdsourcing Project. Story Told by Project Participant
article Cloud Labor, Crowd Creativity, Distributed Knowledge

A joint crowdsourcing project of Witology and Sberbank entitled “No Queues!” is coming to an end. Project participants have gained interesting experience over seven weeks so the project management...

Yulia KopysovaNov 13, 2012 04:48 pm GMT2500 views
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How I spent my Time on the Crowdsourcing Project. Story Told by Project Participant
The Future of Money
article Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

This report focuses on how social and mobile technologies are shaping the future of money, and how such technologies are enabling new ways of earning, saving, managing, gifting, lending, investing,...

Nidhi MakhijaSep 03, 2013 06:56 pm GMT1452 views
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The Future of Money
Crowdfunding Could Support Civil Rights Reporting
document Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

The article provides a link to an essay written on civil rights and social justice issues by Leonard Witt.

Crowdsourcing.orgAug 26, 2010 05:53 pm GMT24268 views
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Crowdfunding Could Support Civil Rights Reporting
Should Citizen Journalists Work for Free?...Guild Tells HuffPost Writers Don't!
document Crowd Creativity, Distributed Knowledge

The Newspaper Guild and Visual Art Source urge others to join forces and no longer contribute their labor until the following demands are met: 

 ● A pay schedule must be proposed and steps...

Rebecca GutierrezMar 20, 2011 04:33 pm GMT11541 views
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Should Citizen Journalists Work for Free?...Guild Tells HuffPost Writers Don't!
Connected Citizens: The Power, Peril and Potential of Networks
document Distributed Knowledge

The pages are rich with useful examples and lessons about how networks are unlocking assets in communities to support open government, care for the elderly, help disaster victims and advance...

Marco TorquatiApr 10, 2011 11:19 am GMT4743 views
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Connected Citizens: The Power, Peril and Potential of Networks
Ace Your College Classes
site Distributed Knowledge / Help (inc. customer support)

Allows students to post their homework questions. Allows people to answer questions and earn money!

ayccApr 10, 2011 03:21 pm GMT5215 views
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Ace Your College Classes
Crowdfunding of Small Entrepreneurial Ventures
Crowdfunding

It has been argued that funding was particularly difficult to obtain for small businesses in respect of their size and lack of available historical data creating information asymmetry for potential investors. Hence, traditional financing methods like bank loans, business angels or VCs are out of reach for these small companies. Moreover, bootstrapping does not allow businesses to grow fast due to its focus on cash generation, often at the expense of maximizing value creation. As a result, crowdfunding can become a viable fundraising method obtainable for small entrepreneurial companies or project-based initiatives.

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Armin SchwienbacherApr 15, 2011 04:41 am GMT4080 views
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FantasySCOTUS: Crowdsourcing a Prediction Market for the Supreme Court
document Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

The inner-workings of the Supreme Court of the United States are shrouded in secrecy. From the first Monday in October to the last week in June, the Justices operate behind-the-scenes to determine...

Rebecca GutierrezApr 23, 2011 02:38 am GMT2694 views
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FantasySCOTUS: Crowdsourcing a Prediction Market for the Supreme Court
The SEC and Crowdfunding: A Reader's Guide
Crowdfunding

It's been a big few weeks for crowdfunding. Last week President Obama went on national TV to push for his job's bill, and said that federal agencies need to cut the red tape that prevents start-ups from raising capital and going public. This was followed the next day by a White House blog post which pushed for allowing startups "to raise money through “crowdfunding” – gathering many small-dollar investments that add up to as much as $1 million." Then yesterday a top SEC official told a US House of Representatives subcommittee that she sees benefits to easing restrictions surrounding crowdfunding.

Want to catch up on what's happened? Here's a primer, in rough chronological order, on how this fast-moving story is playing out:

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Jeff HoweSep 16, 2011 06:56 pm GMT8493 views
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The Secrets Behind Crowdsourcing Content
document Cloud Labor, Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

Some may think that it is impossible to leverage Amazon Mechanical Turk for top-quality content creation but they've found that the Turk marketplace is filled with excellent writers and...

Tim SatterthwaiteSep 22, 2011 12:22 pm GMT3409 views
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The Secrets Behind Crowdsourcing Content
Philanthropy Spotlight: Social Giving Part 2
document Crowdfunding

Here’s how OpenIDEO works: *Organizations contact OpenIDEO to sponsor a “Challenge.” They pose a question and in order for OpenIDEO users to form a collaborative solution. *Once a...

Luis Enrique MoralesNov 13, 2011 05:35 am GMT1768 views
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Philanthropy Spotlight: Social Giving Part 2
Duolingo and the Power of Human Computation
Cloud Labor, Distributed Knowledge, Tools

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.

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Alistair MackayDec 19, 2011 03:39 pm GMT7738 views
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From Adversity Comes Opportunity: Shareable in 2011
document Distributed Knowledge

2011 was the year that citizens the world over took to the streets to protest wealth inequality, from the Arab Spring to Spain to the Occupy movement. In addition to Malcolm Harris’s reports from...

Luis Enrique MoralesJan 02, 2012 09:01 am GMT900 views
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From Adversity Comes Opportunity: Shareable in 2011
SpokenHerd - The Crowdsourced Audiobook
blog Crowd Creativity

Social Media Week Glasgow Crowdsourced Scottish Poetry Audiobook Cargo Publishing, twintangibles, Inner Ear and Social Media Week Glasgow have teamed up with Creative Scotland to produce a...

SpokenHerdJan 26, 2012 11:11 am GMT1704 views
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SpokenHerd - The Crowdsourced Audiobook
Everything CNN got Wrong about Newt Gingrich's Wikipedia Polishing
document Distributed Knowledge

The level of misinformation about marketers on Wikipedia is abhorent.Do something,anything,right now,this very moment,that will help put an end to Wikipedia ignorance. *Tell your professional...

Pablo BracciniFeb 09, 2012 02:06 pm GMT1096 views
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Everything CNN got Wrong about Newt Gingrich's Wikipedia Polishing
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