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Video: A Logo for Human Rights - Fill the Gap, Create a Symbol
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This is a noble crowdsourcing project that encompasses different nations in the world. Human rights is not only for one nation, it's for every human being in the world! This video says it all!

Rebecca GutierrezMay 22, 2011 01:35 pm GMT3003 views
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Video: A Logo for Human Rights - Fill the Gap, Create a Symbol
Human Rights Watch Funding a Documentary Video on Kickstarter

Human Rights Watch (HRW), the international NGO that investigates, exposes, and advocates against human rights abuses, wants to create a video about palliative healthcare in Mexico, and it needs the crowd’s help to fund the project.

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Anton RootMay 02, 2014 09:26 pm GMT3039 views
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Movements.org Connects Dissidents with Legal Experts, Journalists, and Others Willing to Help
Cloud Labor, Crowd Creativity, Distributed Knowledge

Advancing Human Rights (AHR), a New York-based NGO, recently launched Movements.org, a crowdsourcing platform that connects dissidents with legal experts, journalists, policy makers, technology experts, and others. The goal is to help dissidents amplify their work, and to spread their stories.

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Anton RootAug 07, 2014 10:32 pm GMT4507 views
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Michael Bernstein: Crowd-powered systems
video Distributed Knowledge

Michael Bernstein introduces computational techniques that decompose complex tasks into simpler, verifiable steps to improve quality and optimize work. He presents two crowd-powered systems:...

Fritz SchaeferFeb 27, 2013 11:17 pm GMT1272 views
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Michael Bernstein: Crowd-powered systems
Crowdfunding for a Cause: Ten Cases of Philanthropic Crowdfunding
Crowdfunding

With crowdfunding becoming an ever more popular way to raise start up costs for businesses and projects all over the world, Crowdsourcing.org decided to take a look at ten cases where crowdfunding has been put to a benevolent use.

The rise in the number of people online — not just in the developed world, but in poorer countries too — is transforming the world into a truly “global village.” As a result, those who have internet access have more opportunities than ever. Perhaps the most fitting example to kick off our look at philanthropic instances of crowdfunding is
AHumanRight.org, a non-government organization whose mission is to ensure “global access to information as a human right.” The charitable group employed the crowdfunding method in an attempt to buy the high capacity communications satellite Terrestar 1 from its bankrupt owners. AHumanRight.org planned to provide internet access to some of the poorest people on the planet, free of charge.

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Debbie ToddNov 15, 2011 07:30 am GMT5167 views
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Google vs. the Human Search Engine – Crowdsourcing Q&A
Distributed Knowledge, Tools

Q&A is massive, far bigger than many realize!  Four of the top Q&A sites are in comScore’s Top 100 web properties, generating a staggering 15 billion page views between them. I wanted to know what the future had in store for Q&A, and why predictions were being made that the emerging winners from this space will soon rival Google for next generation search. Indeed, with Google’s February 2010 acquisition of the social-networking start-up Aardvark, which allows users to “tap the knowledge of people in your network” along with Facebook’s launching of its Question functionality, it’s clear that this is seen as big game. I recently interviewed Shawn Schwegman, Chief Marketing Officer of ChaCha to find out why Q&A is so big, and to learn where it is headed.

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Carl EspostiMay 02, 2011 08:27 pm GMT14792 views
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TEDxAmsterdam Es'ra al Shafei
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According to Bahraini civil rights activist Esra'a Al Shafei, she founded CrowdVoice.org because she felt that everyone in this world deserve to be a witness to human rights violation around...

Jayne AnnNov 26, 2011 12:39 pm GMT1548 views
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TEDxAmsterdam Es'ra al Shafei
‘One Day on Earth’: The Most International Movie Premiere Ever
document Distributed Knowledge

The crowdsourced film will be screened for free at the U.N. General Assembly in New York at 4 p.m. Sunday. This international premier is supported by the U.N., Oxfam and Human Rights Watch,...

Tonya Van Dijk Apr 22, 2012 10:15 pm GMT753 views
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‘One Day on Earth’: The Most International Movie Premiere Ever
Nah, Crowdsourcing Is Old Hat – Pillsbury Has Been at It Since ’49

Crowdsourcing is being tipped as one of the big things to watch out for in the coming years. In essence, Crowdsourcing websites harness the power of their community to achieve common goals quicker and more effectively. The debate continues defining what crowdsourcing is and what it is not but what’s unquestionable is that it’s having an impact on the way we do business!

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Richard Laurence Baron Feb 20, 2011 02:11 am GMT3754 views
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InnoCentive: Creating Value in the Challenge Driven Enterprise

For those that think that crowdsourcing is about logo design competitions the debate continues about whether crowdsourcing is in fact just a fad – an exploitation of underpaid workers that will fade quickly once the perception of novelty is gone. There are others however, that have figured that there is more to crowdsourcing and that it has the potential to stir things up. So why is this and what are we talking about? I recently met with Dwayne Spradlin, President and CEO of InnoCentive who shared his strategic vision for the company.

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Carl EspostiApr 11, 2011 03:13 am GMT6851 views
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The Age of Transparency: The Crowd as a Watchdog

It is human nature to want to denounce injustices and expose wrongdoing - these intrinsic desires can motivate a crowd to play "watchdog"....and so we have seen the rise of crowdsourcing platforms that provide some degree of monitoring, with the goal of reporting irregularities. Sound like a police state? Well, it depends on what is studied and what is revealed! 

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Claudia PelzerMay 27, 2011 05:52 am GMT6051 views
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Jeff Howe Welcomes the Crowd
Distributed Knowledge

I coined the term crowdsourcing five years ago in a June 2006 article in Wired magazine. I started my blog the same day the article went live on Wired's site, and for the next three years I covered the rise of crowdsourcing in everything from radiology to journalism to bird watching. When I was writing my book, How the Power of the Crowd is Driving the Future of Business, I used the blog to collect edits and feedback from, well, the crowd.

After three years of ceaseless writing and researching on the subject it was time to move on--literally and figuratively. In late 2009 I became a Nieman Fellow at Harvard, and relocated my family to Cambridge. In the last two years I've studied subjects ranging from US intellectual history to transmedia storytelling to the connection between social capital and social networks. I started teaching--one course each at Harvard, Boston University, and Northeastern University--and teamed up with the Atlantic.com to create the largest book club in human history. And in September I'll begin a tenure-track position in the journalism department at Northeastern University.

And through all this crowdsourcing was never far from my mind. I've often said I could happily spend the next 30 years of my life studying the emergence of such new forms of economic production as crowdsourcing. What I learned in the last two years is that I might not have a choice: Everything I studied, everything I taught, and everything I read was filtered through the formative lens of that pervasive concept of online collaboration. 

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Jeff HoweJul 13, 2011 03:32 am GMT5141 views
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Letter: Global community has failed Syrian people
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Now Syria descends into a civil war that will utterly shake the system of power in the middle east; this could’ve been averted had the world had taken a genuine attempt to stop this mass murder....

Jayne AnnNov 28, 2011 10:25 am GMT798 views
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Letter: Global community has failed Syrian people
Crowdsourcing and the new marketing

Crowdsourcing is clearly not going away. Any company that believes it can operate with a closed-walls philosophy is missing the point of social business. The crowd, or groups external to the firm, provide interesting, sometimes path-breaking, sometimes huge numbers of ideas, insights and solutions. Crowdsourcing is part of the future of making and selling things. No question.

Still, there are a couple of questions niggling away at the back of my mind. There are more than two but these two beg an answer.

The first is how do we improve crowdsourcing? We know it's better than relying solely on internal resources for a variety of tasks, from routine to innovatory, but if crowdsourcing is to become a fixed operational resource, a part of the furniture so to speak, then we need to know how to measure and improve the process. That's akin to saying how do we professionalise it.

The second question is where does it lead us to? CNN recently announced it will upgrade its iReport crowdsourced news services. The end result will be a social network for news, a community that simultaneously creates, distributes and consumes news. This makes perfect sense. We are already blurring the line between production, marketing and consumption but we need to think where this is headed in other segments of the market.

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Jonathan LakinAug 17, 2011 01:06 am GMT8847 views
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The Birth of 21st Century Collaborative Knowledge — And One Radical Vision of its Future
Distributed Knowledge, Tools

Any substantive discussion of collaborative knowledge in the 21st century should begin with Wikipedia. A holy grail of information on everything from Plato to Play-Doh, the site is undoubtedly the largest repository of knowledge in the world. Featuring over 20 million articles written solely by volunteers, with nearly four million in English, Wikipedia is the sixth largest site on the Internet, behind only Google, Facebook, YouTube, Yahoo and the Chinese language search engine Baidu. Incredibly, it is a non-profit, operating with just 95 staff members and 679 servers; the crowd both authors and supports the world’s most comprehensive encyclopedia.

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Eric BlattbergDec 09, 2011 06:07 am GMT4196 views
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YouTV: A Blueprint for Crowd-driven Internet Television

Currently, the internet can perfectly satisfy a user’s urge for a particular theme, provide content based in that theme immediately, and allow users to find, to an unlimited degree of specificity, what they’re looking for. But something’s missing.

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Yara ElmjouieDec 24, 2011 09:40 pm GMT15212 views
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10 of the 11 Best Global Brands Use Creative Crowdsourcing
Crowd Creativity, Open Innovation

Earlier this year, Yannig Roth began to list all the creative crowdsourcing initiatives he could find, applied to Interbrand’s ranking of the 100 Best Global Brands. The result was this living post on his blog, which he's given us permission to re-post here. 

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Crowdsourcing.orgJul 18, 2012 09:19 pm GMT44175 views
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Crowdfunding Adventure, Part Three - The Support System

In the third part of her crowdfunding journal, Karinna Kittles-Karsten discusses the importance of building a strong support system for any crowdfunding campaign.

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Crowdsourcing.orgSep 14, 2012 10:28 pm GMT3609 views
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A Crowdfunding Pioneer Psychoanalyzes Crowdfunding's True Believers
Crowdfunding

Paul Spinrad is the guy who gave the movement for a crowdfunding exemption in the U.S. its first big shove towards becoming law. In the first part of this exclusive series on Crowdsourcing.org, he recalled those early days and the efforts that have since begun to blossom in the form of the JOBS Act. Below, in the second half of the series, he also gives us an inside look at the fanatical devotion of some of crowdfunding's true believers.

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Paul SpinradSep 21, 2012 10:19 pm GMT5233 views
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Responding to the Mob: What To Do When Crowdsourcing Leads Us Astray

Jessica Day writes in to discuss the recent 'Dub the Dew' campaign that went horribly wrong for one of Mountain Dew's customers. She compares it to a few successful crowdsourcing campaigns and offers tips on how to recover from "mobsourcing."

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Crowdsourcing.orgSep 24, 2012 04:24 pm GMT7149 views
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