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This Week in Politics & Digital: 2012 Strategies, Crowdsourced Cuts
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This weekly series picks out the week’s top stories in the intersection of digital technology and politics, such as the following: Newt Gingrich Announces Presidential Bid President Obama...

Tonya Van Dijk May 14, 2011 09:14 pm GMT1608 views
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This Week in Politics & Digital: 2012 Strategies, Crowdsourced Cuts
Crowdsourcing helps preserve Social Security and Medicare

In another landmark win for the crowdsourcing industry and GeniusRocket, crowdsourced vídeo production proves it’s a very real threat to the traditional big agency model for TV advertising production. In less than three weeks from the first meeting to premiering during NBC's "Meet the Press" on July 17th, GeniusRocket delivered a high quality production for a third of the typical cost.

With a straightforward and emotional message, Jam Session is the first advertising campaign launched by The National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare  in more than a decade. It is a decisive action to save what they consider essential public programs as Congress debates dramatic spending cuts.

The National Committee selected GeniusRocket, the DC-based advertising firm, a Pioneer in the crowdsourcing space, in favor of competition from within the advertising industry. The National Committee were looking for an ad that would effectively broadcast their mission in a national television advertising campaign.

"We needed a process that could guarantee enough creative options for our ad without the high fees associated with a traditional ad agency," said Pamela Causey, Director of Communications for the National Committee.

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Carl EspostiJul 29, 2011 03:11 am GMT5989 views
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Air Force Offers Innovation Prizes in Budget-Cutting Era
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"I think AFRL — and the government in general — is looking at what we do as uniquely cost-effective in an era when, whether you're on the right or left side of the Hill in Washington, the...

Samuel BennettOct 22, 2011 11:57 pm GMT1490 views
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Air Force Offers Innovation Prizes in Budget-Cutting Era
Republican Congressmen Crowdsource Attack on Science
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House majority leader Eric Cantor (R-Virginia) announced last week that the YouCut Citizen Review, a crowdsourcing tool for identifying “wasteful spending that should be cut,” would make its very...

Tim SatterthwaiteDec 08, 2010 04:37 am GMT761 views
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Republican Congressmen Crowdsource Attack on Science
Snow Map Developer Creates 'Cutsmap' for Channel 4's Budget Coverage
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Ben Marsh, who created the snow map by gathering tweets featuring the hashtag #uksnow, a postcode and a one to ten number rating of the amount of snow, has built a crowdsourced map for Channel 4...

Tim SatterthwaiteMar 23, 2011 04:04 pm GMT1998 views
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Snow Map Developer Creates 'Cutsmap' for Channel 4's Budget Coverage
Useless or Faceless?
document Crowd Creativity, Distributed Knowledge

Balancing the three decision-making prerequisites is clearly a challenging endeavor, sometimes more difficult than the problem itself. As a result, some of the best decision-making methods use...

Fritz SchaeferAug 03, 2011 10:21 pm GMT1654 views
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Useless or Faceless?
Can Microfundo Save the Economy Through Crowdfunding Music?
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The global financial crisis shows no signs of improving and many services that rely on government finding are finding themselves on the receiving end of imposed austerity measures. With so many...

Pablo BracciniAug 13, 2011 12:01 am GMT1555 views
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Can Microfundo Save the Economy Through Crowdfunding Music?
Quality Design Should Be a Priority
Crowd Creativity

If you want to start a business nowadays, the best money you'll ever spend is to build your own identity that you'll promote afterwards. But when you are a newborn firm with no identity background, how should you go about doing that? There is a misconception that you should have great content to grab potential customers’ attention. While that’s undoubtedly true, at DesignInARK, we’re convinced that poor design can generate immediate distrust. Content is actually a less immediate priority than design, which is responsible for that make-or-break first impression that’ll either appeal to users or drive them away.

We want to help companies discover their identity. DesignInARK realized how powerful it is to ask freelancers for advice and to have more possibilities at the early conceptual stages of launching a business venture (versus soliciting those opinions post-launch). This is one thing that traditional creative agencies can’t offer. Sure, those agencies are great when you are on the same wavelength with the designer working on your brief, but that’s not always the case. In my mind, it’s always better to have options, to have more designers giving you their vision or interpretation of your project.

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Crowdsourcing.orgOct 28, 2011 02:42 am GMT2982 views
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5 Effective Crowdsourcing Rules for Startups
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Crowdsourcing, if used properly, requires far more effort than most businesses put in.And to get the best output you need to spend time and effort to drive it in right direction, here's the...

Sebastian BlancaNov 14, 2011 05:43 am GMT1644 views
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5 Effective Crowdsourcing Rules for Startups
Six Social Media Trends for 2012
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As they roll into 2012, watch for a more social approach to solving business problems through a sort of micro-economy. Kickstarter gives anyone with a project, the opportunity to get that...

Harshida PatelDec 13, 2011 09:31 am GMT1231 views
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Six Social Media Trends for 2012
Feds Tackle Sprawling, Disorganized Government Websites
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The new report, State of the Federal Web, is the culmination of work by the Office of Management and Budget and the General Services Administration's Citizen Services team to survey federal...

Jason RobbinsDec 22, 2011 02:01 pm GMT936 views
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Feds Tackle Sprawling, Disorganized Government Websites
How Crowdsourcing Can Revolutionize Your Approach to Content
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Here are some benefits to look forward in using crowdsourcing on companies: 1. Innovative (and quicker) solutions. 2. Help identify issues and gain insights.Crowdsourcing ideas from outside...

Pablo BracciniJan 06, 2012 04:05 am GMT1300 views
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How Crowdsourcing Can Revolutionize Your Approach to Content
Don’t try this at home: Crowdsourcing national defense
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The Center for Public Consultation repackaged a recent survey on defense spending to show that American citizens–Republican as well as Democrat–favored significant cuts to the Department of...

Fritz SchaeferJul 24, 2012 04:42 am GMT1167 views
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Don’t try this at home: Crowdsourcing national defense
Too Small to Bag a Bulk Discount? Join the 'Crowdsourcing' Clubs
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Financial Mail looks at the best ways to team up, such as the following: Online Collectives (Incahoot and Groupon) Co-operatives Investment Clubs House Buying

Benjamin FosselFeb 20, 2011 08:57 am GMT1918 views
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Too Small to Bag a Bulk Discount? Join the 'Crowdsourcing' Clubs
Maude Plans 'Tell Us How' Crowdsourcing Website
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An earlier crowd-sourcing website, set up as part of the government's drive to cut public spending, attracted 65,000 ideas in just two weeks - encouraging ministers to repeat the idea....

Samuel BennettNov 07, 2011 02:35 pm GMT1516 views
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Maude Plans 'Tell Us How' Crowdsourcing Website
The Great War Archive: could crowd conscription help?
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The crowdsourcing site Digitalkoot has shown, when it comes to preserving the past, there are thousands of people out there willing to help for free. All they need to get going is a call to...

Sebastian BlancaJan 09, 2012 01:47 pm GMT1009 views
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The Great War Archive: could crowd conscription help?
7 Reasons Why Crowdfunding Projects Fail

Justin Kownacki from Crowdfundinghelp.com provided us with this list of pitfalls to avoid for crowdfunding projects.

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Crowdsourcing.orgJan 26, 2012 06:00 pm GMT4437 views
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A Prescription for Open Innovation in Drug Development

Last week Transparency Life Sciences launched as the world’s first drug development company that is based on Open Innovation. Crowdsourcing.org takes a look at Open Innovation in the scientific community to see how this could work in the world of medicine.

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Debbie ToddFeb 14, 2012 06:15 am GMT7072 views
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Investments turn ideas into new jobs
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Crowdfunding isn't the only change they really need for their economy. They need the same kind of nonpartisan, pro-jobs approach to reforming their tax code, cutting wasteful spending and...

Harshida PatelMar 31, 2012 12:50 pm GMT1601 views
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Investments turn ideas into new jobs
Capital Formation vs. Investor Protections: A JOBS Act Discussion with Jeffrey Rubin
Crowdfunding

Earlier this week, we posted the first part of our JOBS Act discussion with securities lawyer Jeffrey Rubin. A partner at international law firm Hogan Lovells and a nuanced critic of the JOBS Act, Rubin is chair of the federal regulation of securities committee for the business law section of the American Bar Association. In this second part of our discussion, Rubin touches upon some of the JOBS Act's non-crowdfunding components, notably the introduction of the "emerging growth company." Toward the end, however, we return to crowdfunding as Rubin ruminates on the Act's overall effects.

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Eric BlattbergJun 01, 2012 11:00 pm GMT5638 views
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