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Twitter Users Come Together to Work on Power Cut Infographic
document Distributed Knowledge

Crowdsourcing, or getting a large group of people to provide data on a particular subject, has been a rage ever since the web went social.

Luis Enrique MoralesMay 14, 2011 08:51 pm GMT2811 views
Twitter Users Come Together to Work on Power Cut Infographic Mapping India's power cuts
article Distributed Knowledge, Tools

Software engineer Ajay Kumar set up Power Cuts in India in May 2011 using the Ushahidi platform to track power outages in the country and display them on an interactive Google map. The data is...

Samuel BennettDec 26, 2012 10:53 am GMT2551 views
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Power Cuts in India
site Distributed Knowledge / Global Issues

PowerCuts.IN is an initiative to crowdsource information about Power Cuts in India. The project aims to crowdsource, primarily from twitter and other mediums like Mobile Web, SMS, Smartphone Apps,...

Archenette EvangelioMay 10, 2011 11:12 am GMT2159 views
Power Cuts in India
Knight Foundation's Prototype Fund Backs Crowd-Powered Projects
Distributed Knowledge

Over the past few years, the Foundation has backed a number of crowd-powered projects and startups, and this year is no different. Earlier this month, the organization backed its latest 22 projects; each one received $35,000 in seed funding. Looking at the winners, two themes emerge: data and crowdsourcing.

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Anton RootAug 26, 2015 03:16 pm GMT4981 views
Crowdsourcing Social Enterprise: People-Powered Investment
Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

Through crowdfunding, 33Needs, along with other platforms like KIVA, Funding Circle, and UnLtd, are changing the way social enterprise is funded.

These platforms offer more efficient capital movement than traditional funding sources, and are able to significantly scale the social impact because, according to Josh Tetrick, Founder and CEO of 33Needs, it inherently builds up a community of people that become supporters since it creates a connectedness that is not possible through venture capital and angel investors.  The investor is excited about his or her investment and will work hard to spread the word and raise awareness through social media and their own personal network.

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Cristina CaineFeb 15, 2011 08:50 pm GMT13474 views
A Crash Course in Enterprise Crowdsourcing in a Single Post
Cloud Labor

Consider this post your gateway to several hours worth of valuable information on the emergence of high-quality, managed crowdsourcing to serve enterprises of all sizes, with  Lionbridge,, massolution, and SIG as your hosts.

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Eric MackApr 24, 2013 11:17 pm GMT10792 views
Crowd Coffee: May 15
Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

In this edition: what entrepreneurs can learn from crowdfunding; Virginia governor signs crowdfunding bill; crowdsourcing Alberta's butterflies; and a look at the state of the sharing economy in Boston.

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Crowdsourcing.orgMay 15, 2015 10:00 am GMT1719 views
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