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Understanding Crowdsourcing (Effects of Motivation and Rewards on Participation and Performance in Voluntary Online Activities)
document Distributed Knowledge

A PhD dissertation, "Understanding Crowdsourcing" by Irma Borst sub-titled "Effects of Motivation and Rewards on Participation and Performance in Voluntary Online activities, was...

Luis Enrique MoralesJan 05, 2011 02:32 pm GMT14887 views
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Understanding Crowdsourcing (Effects of Motivation and Rewards on Participation and Performance in Voluntary Online Activities)
Worker Motivation in Crowdsourcing – A Study on Mechanical Turk
document Cloud Labor, Distributed Knowledge

They find that the extrinsic motivational categories (immediate payoffs, delayed payoffs, social motivation) have a strong effect on the time spent on the platform. For many workers, however,...

Fritz SchaeferJul 01, 2011 03:11 am GMT7479 views
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Worker Motivation in Crowdsourcing – A Study on Mechanical Turk
Crowdfunding: Why People Are Motivated to Post and Fund Projects on Crowdfunding Platforms
document Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

In this paper, researchers report preliminary findings from a qualitative exploratory study of creators and funders on three popular crowdfunding platforms. In addition to anticipated extrinsic...

Pablo BracciniDec 16, 2011 09:54 pm GMT4514 views
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Crowdfunding: Why People Are Motivated to Post and Fund Projects on Crowdfunding Platforms
What Can a Super Bowl Flash Mob Ad Teach Us About Community Building?
document Open Innovation

Here's how TopCoder Creates Individual Value Intrinsic Values; Pride , Confidence , Relationships , Resilience , Knowledge Extrinsic Values; Rating , Skill , Money , Opportunity

Tonya Van Dijk Feb 04, 2012 09:45 pm GMT1989 views
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What Can a Super Bowl Flash Mob Ad Teach Us About Community Building?
Motivational Factors in Crowdtesting
Crowd Creativity, Distributed Knowledge

Markus Steinhauser, co-founder and marketing & PR manager at Testbirds, a crowdtesting company, writes in to describe the results of a survey that the platform sent out to its crowd workers about motivational factors.

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Crowdsourcing.orgJul 31, 2014 07:57 pm GMT2186 views
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Fighting for Funds: An Exploratory Study into the Field of Crowdfunding
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The findings confirm that: there are two major groups of individuals that crowdfund; more people engage for intrinsic reasons than might be expected; frequency and amount are reflected in...

Adam FrazerSep 11, 2011 11:01 pm GMT6587 views
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Fighting for Funds: An Exploratory Study into the Field of Crowdfunding
Motivations for Crowdsourcing

Organizations implement crowdsourcing applications in the hopes that the participation of an online community — a crowd — results in the design of goods or the solving of problems for the organization. Thus, it is important to understand how and why individuals in the crowd participate in these arrangements in order to maximize the crowd’s abilities. Crowds participate in crowdsourcing willingly, and they are not always driven by the opportunity to make money in the process. An organization that understands what motivates its crowd to participate and fulfills these needs will sustain a productive crowdsourcing platform.

In the past few years, research has been conducted specifically on the crowds of some well-known crowdsourcing applications to determine what motivates them to participate
. These findings indicate that crowds are motivated by a diverse set of extrinsic and intrinsic rewards, and individuals in the same crowd can be motivated for different reasons. Some common crowdsourcing motivators include the desire to earn money, to develop one’s creative skills, to network with other creative professionals, to build a portfolio for future employment, to challenge oneself to solve a tough problem, to pass the time when bored, to contribute to a large project for the common good, and to have fun.

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Daren C. BrabhamOct 10, 2011 06:04 am GMT11437 views
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Understanding Crowdsourcing
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Companies increasingly outsource activities to volunteers that they approach via an open call on the internet. The phenomenon is called ‘crowdsourcing’. For an effective use of crowdsourcing it...

Tim SatterthwaiteNov 11, 2011 09:20 am GMT1988 views
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Understanding Crowdsourcing
The case for and against crowdsourcing (part 1)

Articles on crowdsourcing seem to spread one message: every firm should use the ‘power of the mass’ by tapping into a global pool of online voluntary resources. I do not deny that crowdsourcing is a beneficial concept to a number of firms, but there is also a different story to tell. I have observed that little or no attention has been paid to the drawbacks of crowdsourcing. These disadvantages result in unexpected costs that have the potential to wipe out some or all of the benefits of crowdsourcing.


In the first part of this article I describe which types of crowdsourcing currently exist and the benefits of crowdsourcing. In the second part (published tomorrow), I explore some of the drawbacks of crowdsourcing.

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Irma BorstMar 04, 2011 12:57 am GMT4958 views
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The case for and against crowdsourcing (part 2)

In the first part of this article I described which types of crowdsourcing currently exist and the benefits of crowdsourcing. In part two, I now explore some of the drawbacks of crowdsourcing.

 

There are a number of key issues to consider when conducting a crowdsourcing project that have the potential to materially impact the outcome. The potential drawbacks of crowdsourcing often stem from the fact that in crowdsourcing initiatives, online volunteers instead of companies own staff members are executing the work. The use of ‘outside’ workers can present some challenges which I'm going to explore accross the following areas to highlight the potential drawbacks of working with crowds.

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Irma BorstMar 04, 2011 07:29 pm GMT5098 views
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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 GMT9009 views
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What Motivates the Crowd to Participate?
Cloud Labor, Crowd Creativity, Open Innovation

Every day, people face thousands of choices on how to spend their time on the web. Given the huge amount of options that people have to allocate their time, why do a growing number of people participate on crowdsourcing sites?

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Anton RootDec 06, 2013 09:48 pm GMT10058 views
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Towards Measuring Crowdsourcing Success: An Empirical Study on Effects of External Factors in Online Idea Contest
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In this empirical study, the researchers used a dataset from Atizo, containing over 25’000 submitted ideas and over 83’000 ratings to evaluate the validity of their model. Research findings showed...

Jayne AnnOct 16, 2011 03:50 am GMT2803 views
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Towards Measuring Crowdsourcing Success: An Empirical Study on Effects of External Factors in Online Idea Contest
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