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For consideration: Next-Generation Crowdsourcing, and the Future of Digital Public History
document Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

After having seen a number of successful projects that solicit the contributions of the user community in significant ways, author Sharon Leon, proposes that now might be a good time to pause and...

Adam FrazerJun 06, 2011 09:28 am GMT1600 views
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For consideration: Next-Generation Crowdsourcing, and the Future of Digital Public History
Four Ways Public Media Use Crowdsourcing to Spark Digital Innovation
document Crowd Creativity

Once dubbed the broccoli in a doughnut world of media, public media is shedding this image thanks to online crowdsourcing and increased transparency.

Jayne AnnOct 26, 2011 11:34 am GMT1970 views
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Four Ways Public Media Use Crowdsourcing to Spark Digital Innovation
Communities Rally to Get into Planetizen’s List of the Top 100 Public Spaces
document Distributed Knowledge

While this may cause some to scratch their heads, Planetizen and PPS seem fine with this feistier, more democratic view of the top 100 public spaces. “It seems highly appropriate that we celebrate...

Jayne AnnNov 01, 2011 08:18 am GMT593 views
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Communities Rally to Get into Planetizen’s List of the Top 100 Public Spaces
American Public Media Buys Spot.us
document Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

"We couldn’t be more excited about joining forces with the Public Insight Network to change the way journalism is both funded and reported," said SPOT.US Founder DAVID COHN....

Claire MackayDec 02, 2011 03:00 am GMT2330 views
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American Public Media Buys Spot.us
How Social Media Could Improve Public Safety
document Distributed Knowledge

The very nature of social media’s open communication and crowdsourced information provides a powerful tool for public safety agencies. Take, for instance, the Twitter user who unknowingly tweeted...

Tim SatterthwaiteFeb 07, 2012 01:52 am GMT1452 views
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How Social Media Could Improve Public Safety
CrowdCulture Mixes Crowdfunding With Public Money
document Crowdfunding

Despite its ties to public money, CrowdCulture works pretty much the same way as any other crowdfunding site. A supporter of a specific project can choose to donate money to projects through their...

Jason RobbinsMar 14, 2012 02:01 pm GMT1337 views
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CrowdCulture Mixes Crowdfunding With Public Money
Public Enemy to mark 25th anniversary with two new albums
document Crowdfunding

Both records benefitted from Public Enemy's crowdsourcing campaign, with which they hoped to raise $250,000 (£157,000) directly from fans. Although the group was forced to revise their goal to...

Jason RobbinsMay 25, 2012 07:49 am GMT893 views
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Public Enemy to mark 25th anniversary with two new albums
Privately owned public space: where are they and who owns them?
document Distributed Knowledge

The Guardian is asking readers to add to their map of privatised public spaces in Britain. For the purposes of this project, they are not looking at enclosed shopping malls - only open spaces,...

Tonya Van Dijk Jun 11, 2012 01:37 pm GMT703 views
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Privately owned public space: where are they and who owns them?
Public Scroll: Crowdsourcing Digital Ideas
document Distributed Knowledge, Tools

It’s free for anyone to submit an idea and the team at Public Scroll will determine if the idea is worthy of featuring on the site. If it makes the cut it will be available for the browsing...

Jayne AnnJul 16, 2012 06:36 am GMT1003 views
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Public Scroll: Crowdsourcing Digital Ideas
Science, data and the public
document Distributed Knowledge

Jonathan Gray from the Open Knowledge Foundation looks at what the European Commission's recent announcement on access to scientific data could mean for science and for public engagement...

Benjamin FosselAug 03, 2012 03:02 pm GMT753 views
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Science, data and the public
A public-private partnership
document Crowdfunding

Roman Mars, who produces and hosts "99% Invisible", turned to crowdfunding as an experiment to gauge the audience's interest in a third series of the programme, which runs 4.5...

Benjamin FosselAug 09, 2012 10:49 pm GMT879 views
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A public-private partnership
Crowdsourcing Energy in Public Spaces
document Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

Crowdsourcing energy in public spaces proves that almost anything today can be crowdsourced. It's an interesting "innovative" article!

Tim SatterthwaiteJan 22, 2011 07:08 pm GMT2620 views
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Crowdsourcing Energy in Public Spaces
Public Knowledge Project
site Distributed Knowledge / Social (or Peer) Production

Public Knowledge Project is dedicated to improving the scholarly and public quality of research. It operates through a partnership among the Faculty of Education at the University of British...

Luis Enrique MoralesMar 28, 2011 05:28 pm GMT1314 views
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Public Knowledge Project
FBI Asks Public for Help Breaking Encrypted Notes Tied to 1999 Murder
document Distributed Knowledge

The FBI has reached out to the public with code breaking brain teasers in the past--but they were games, not actual cases. This is the chance for want-to-be FBI sleuths to break their brains on...

Benjamin FosselMar 30, 2011 02:12 am GMT3333 views
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FBI Asks Public for Help Breaking Encrypted Notes Tied to 1999 Murder
New York Public Library Invites 500 to Overnight Scavenger Hunt
document Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

“Find the Future: The Game,” devised by renowned game designer Jane McGonigal, is a series of “quests” delivered via an app on players’ mobile devices that can be completed at the Library’s 42nd...

Benjamin FosselApr 02, 2011 10:50 am GMT2447 views
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New York Public Library Invites 500 to Overnight Scavenger Hunt
The New York Public Library Uses Crowdsourcing to Update Its Archives
document Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

Among a variety of predictions that Ben Brumfield makes about crowdsourcing transcription, he suggests that more transcription projects will launch that have thought of creative ways to recruit and...

Luis Enrique MoralesMay 04, 2011 05:42 pm GMT2698 views
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The New York Public Library Uses Crowdsourcing to Update Its Archives
Putting the "Public" Back in the Public Sector
document Distributed Knowledge

Crowdsourcing is on a powerful roll. One need look no further than the Egyptian revolution, of course, a movement formed out of a variety of demands and solutions that originated from far-flung and...

Benjamin FosselJun 04, 2011 02:58 pm GMT1137 views
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Putting the
Crowdsourced justice and public shaming
document Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation, Tools

In this modern incarnation, thousands of citizens are using social media to post hundreds of thousands of images and videos of people at the Vancouver riot in an attempt to "name and...

Fritz SchaeferJun 21, 2011 10:07 am GMT2337 views
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Crowdsourced justice and public shaming
PRX Story Exchange Shows Power of Crowdfunding via Public Radio
document Crowdfunding, Open Innovation

Generally, they see confirmation of the project's premise that crowdfunding aligns well with public radio's reach, the role of strong local stations, listeners' active interest in...

Luis Enrique MoralesAug 04, 2011 12:05 am GMT1825 views
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PRX Story Exchange Shows Power of Crowdfunding via Public Radio
How Twitter And Facebook Helped Bing Thom Design A Public Library
document Crowd Creativity, Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

Normally, a project of this magnitude would involve loads of public forums,PowerPoint presentations, and long-winded grandstanding by civic leaders.But with precious little time for standard...

Luis Enrique MoralesAug 11, 2011 03:07 pm GMT1177 views
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How Twitter And Facebook Helped Bing Thom Design A Public Library
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