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Crowdfunding Campaign to Launch KenyanIntroductions
document Crowdfunding

The crowdfunding campaign target is 17000 and some of the proceeds will be used for adding more content and pages to the website KenyanIntroductions.com Funds raised will also be used for site...

Claire MackayOct 18, 2014 12:54 am GMT688 views
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Crowdfunding Campaign to Launch KenyanIntroductions
Online Amateurs Feed Their Science and History Addictions
article Distributed Knowledge

Thousands of volunteers are lining up to help fight cancer, map faraway planets and record the drama of war. They don't need Ph.Ds or specialized equipment to do it. Instead, crowdsourcing is...

Claire MackayOct 17, 2014 01:16 pm GMT232 views
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Online Amateurs Feed Their Science and History Addictions
Organisciak’s crowdsourcing research featured in The New Scientist
article Distributed Knowledge

Currently, most online prediction models use algorithms that need a lot of data to make suggestions to a user. In certain instances, however, there isn’t enough data to make those algorithms work....

Claire MackayOct 15, 2014 12:55 am GMT231 views
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Organisciak’s crowdsourcing research featured in The New Scientist
ArcticStartup's Guide To Lithuania: Top Startups, Events, Spaces
article Crowdfunding

Lithuania also has successful examples of startup crowdfunding, despite the fact that Kickstarter isn't available in the country and despite there are no national-focused crowdfunding...

Claire MackayOct 14, 2014 01:47 pm GMT553 views
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ArcticStartup's Guide To Lithuania: Top Startups, Events, Spaces
NIH Funds Health Data Centers At USC And UCLA
article Distributed Knowledge

Working with researchers at five organizations — the European Bioinformatics Institute, the Scripps Research Institute, the Scripps Translational Science Institute, the University of Mississippi...

Claire MackayOct 14, 2014 10:47 am GMT354 views
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NIH Funds Health Data Centers At USC And UCLA
8 Things About Hardware Crowdfunding We Learned From 20 Campaigns
article Crowdfunding

Bad planning leads to bad surprises. Among the most successful projects, a good number raised venture capital prior to crowdfunding, often thanks to high-profile founders or strong technology....

Claire MackayOct 12, 2014 08:07 am GMT451 views
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8 Things About Hardware Crowdfunding We Learned From 20 Campaigns
What the Sketchfactor App Can Tell Us About The Ethics of Data Use and Crowdsourcing/
article Distributed Knowledge

The SketchFactor app identifies neighborhoods' "sketchiness" through publicly available data, as well as user updates that other users can vote on. The crowdsourcing aspect has led...

Claire MackayOct 12, 2014 03:03 am GMT481 views
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What the Sketchfactor App Can Tell Us About The Ethics of Data Use and Crowdsourcing/
Crowdfunding gives a leg up to animal projects
article Crowdfunding

LoveAnimals.org, a year-old crowdfunding site, is believed to be the first devoted to aiding just pets and wildlife. It has tapped into the power of online contributions, where people can give what...

Claire MackayOct 09, 2014 11:36 am GMT205 views
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Crowdfunding gives a leg up to animal projects
A scientific challenge for the study of the brain through crowdsourcing
article Open Innovation

The scientific challenge was launched last April by a professional Crowdsourcing platform (kaggle.com) and saw the submission of more than 5,000 proposals for solution by participants, who had to...

Claire MackayOct 08, 2014 05:54 am GMT278 views
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A scientific challenge for the study of the brain through crowdsourcing
5 Simple Steps to Spot Crowdfunding Scams
article Crowdfunding

However, you could do some basic checks before donating to a crowdfunding campaign too. With rising popularity of raising money online, internet scammers become more and more creative. Thus, a...

Claire MackayOct 05, 2014 01:08 pm GMT784 views
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5 Simple Steps to Spot Crowdfunding Scams
United States: New Jersey Crowdfunding Legislation In The Works
article Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding is also emerging in New Jersey's public sphere. Government entities may be able to independently raise funds online for specified projects, through the recently introduced...

Claire MackayOct 05, 2014 07:16 am GMT584 views
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United States: New Jersey Crowdfunding Legislation In The Works
MIT Launches Social Media Lab With Help From Twitter
article Distributed Knowledge

In February, Twitter announced its Twitter Data Grants program, in which the company provided data to specific research institutions. Within the program, Twitter has supported a wide variety of...

Claire MackayOct 04, 2014 01:44 pm GMT751 views
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MIT Launches Social Media Lab With Help From Twitter
Crowdsourcing youth migration from southern Europe to the UK
article Distributed Knowledge

Fuelled by a deep recession in southern Europe, tens of thousands of young people have left Italy, Spain, Portugal and Greece since 2008. Precise figures are hard to pin down though - a new project...

Claire MackayOct 03, 2014 03:21 am GMT408 views
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Crowdsourcing youth migration from southern Europe to the UK
A Detroit charity is giving writers free houses to improve city life
article Crowdfunding

Measures intended to pull Detroit out of its trough have ranged from bulldozing a fifth of the city to crowdsourcing money for residents’ water bills. But now, a charity has come up with a...

Claire MackayOct 02, 2014 10:27 am GMT501 views
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A Detroit charity is giving writers free houses to improve city life
Building an Ark for the Anthropocene
article Distributed Knowledge, Tools

A crowdsourcing effort called the Global Biodiversity Information Facility identifies and curates biodiversity data — such as photos of species taken with a smartphone — to show their distribution...

Claire MackaySep 28, 2014 08:38 am GMT363 views
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Building an Ark for the Anthropocene
Equity Crowdfunding at Year One, What's The Impact?
article Crowdfunding

People have invested hundreds of millions since reward-based crowdfunding sights launched. Kickstarter and Indiegogo are example of rewards-based crowdfunding platforms that contribute capital to...

Claire MackaySep 27, 2014 10:19 am GMT438 views
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Equity Crowdfunding at Year One, What's The Impact?
Instructure unveils Canvas Commons platform
article Tools

Canvas Commons leverages crowdsourcing and social sharing to simplify collaboration between educators. More specifically, they can build and share complete courses, store learning resources,...

Claire MackaySep 27, 2014 07:48 am GMT266 views
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Instructure unveils Canvas Commons platform
Can Crowdsourcing Play a Role in Preventing Suicide?
article Tools

Within minutes, a crowd of helpers sends you anonymous feedback. The responses are often very short, but guided by techniques used in many modern therapies. The crowd offers emotional support and...

Claire MackaySep 26, 2014 10:01 pm GMT231 views
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Can Crowdsourcing Play a Role in Preventing Suicide?
Global Format Innovation: What does the future look like?
article Open Innovation

Here are seven key themes for retailers to be thinking about in the coming years: Customization and Crowdsourcing; Hyperlocal; Foodservice Mashup; Experiential Retailing;...

Claire MackaySep 26, 2014 07:12 am GMT548 views
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Global Format Innovation: What does the future look like?
Partnership for American Innovation lends support to White House crowdsourcing initiative
article Open Innovation

In its new “Strategy for American Innovation,” the White House has thrown open the doors, asking American innovators to help crowdsource ideas that will help drive the future of the natioin’s...

Claire MackaySep 25, 2014 09:31 am GMT379 views
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Partnership for American Innovation lends support to White House crowdsourcing initiative
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