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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 GMT246 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 GMT348 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 GMT186 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 GMT170 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 GMT395 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 GMT225 views
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Partnership for American Innovation lends support to White House crowdsourcing initiative
Going to an Indiegogo: What to Expect
article Crowdfunding

Luidia’s first crowdsourcing campaign has already raised more than five times the original $50,000 goal from more than 2,300 investors in 37 countries, with more than two weeks left. Luidia...

Claire MackaySep 24, 2014 01:31 pm GMT136 views
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Going to an Indiegogo: What to Expect
Crowdsourcing as a Tool for Millennial Civic Engagement in America's Cities
article Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

To help build strong cities, residents must feel they have a voice. Crowdsourcing is the next valuable tool government leaders should encourage. SOURCE LINK to the full article:...

Claire MackaySep 24, 2014 12:41 pm GMT156 views
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Crowdsourcing as a Tool for Millennial Civic Engagement in America's Cities
LG Taps into the Power of Crowdsourcing Joining World Maker Faire New York 2014
article Open Innovation

LG Electronics is tapping into the rising trend of “Open Innovation,” which is getting popular around the world. “Open Innovation” refers to making goods and products not through solely internal...

Claire MackaySep 22, 2014 01:22 pm GMT90 views
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LG Taps into the Power of Crowdsourcing Joining World Maker Faire New York 2014
Can a Picture of Beautiful Scenery Get Out the Vote?
article Distributed Knowledge, Tools

But part of that means voting the right people into power to address environmental urgency, which is why outdoor retailer Patagonia is teaming up with the art-driven, crowdsourcing platform...

Claire MackaySep 21, 2014 12:02 pm GMT394 views
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Can a Picture of Beautiful Scenery Get Out the Vote?
Social Media Sleuths Help Track Down Hate Crime Suspects
article Distributed Knowledge

Social media sleuthing may be a questionable tactic (remember Reddit and the Boston bombers?), but crowdsourcing successfully helped an investigation this week. According to Philadelphia police,...

Claire MackaySep 18, 2014 12:44 am GMT486 views
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Social Media Sleuths Help Track Down Hate Crime Suspects
Estonia Scores A Landmark Exit: GrabCad Acquired by Stratasys at over €70M
article Tools

Originally GrabCad, started out as an engineering crowdsourcing tool, however later evolved into a collaborative working tool for engineers. The buyer, Stratasys, is a large 3D printing solutions...

Claire MackaySep 17, 2014 12:43 pm GMT363 views
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Estonia Scores A Landmark Exit: GrabCad Acquired by Stratasys at over €70M
Panti Bliss to take global stage after crowdsourcing target smashed
article Crowdfunding

The world can expect to see a lot more of Rory O’Neill, aka Panti Bliss, after a crowdsourcing target for a feature-length documentary on his life was smashed this week. Following a six-week...

Claire MackaySep 17, 2014 02:47 am GMT194 views
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Panti Bliss to take global stage after crowdsourcing target smashed
Seeking Digital Volunteers to Search & Protect Namibia’s Wildlife (Using Aerial Imagery from UAVs)
article Distributed Knowledge

UAVs are increasingly used in humanitarian response. We have thus added a new Clicker to our MicroMappers collection. The purpose of the “Aerial Clicker” is to crowdsource the tagging of aerial...

Claire MackaySep 16, 2014 06:26 am GMT1740 views
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Seeking Digital Volunteers to Search & Protect Namibia’s Wildlife (Using Aerial Imagery from UAVs)
Why PH+SocialGood?
article Distributed Knowledge

Last year, we partnered with Google and UNDP to bring together more than 1,000 people in Manila live-tweeting to ripple across the world, kicking off the global Social Good Summit. We introduced...

Claire MackaySep 15, 2014 12:23 am GMT185 views
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Why PH+SocialGood?
City Maps Show Who Lives Closest to Dangerous Blast Zones
article Distributed Knowledge

One particularly ambitious project used a magazine article, GIS technology and crowdsourcing to create an imperfect but expanding map. Matt Krogh is one of the brains behind the Oil Train Blast...

Claire MackaySep 14, 2014 12:56 pm GMT498 views
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City Maps Show Who Lives Closest to Dangerous Blast Zones
Oddly enough, Moscow is becoming ‘European’
article Distributed Knowledge, Tools

Revzin hails a new crowdsourcing initiative called “What Moscow Wants” as an embodiment of that pragmatic spirit. Led by manager Olga Polishuk, the project has taken a democratic approach to...

Claire MackaySep 14, 2014 08:41 am GMT233 views
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Oddly enough, Moscow is becoming ‘European’
Fukushima: Trouble in Mushi Mushi Land
article Distributed Knowledge

Some people feel that the government’s radiation measurements themselves are inadequate. Safecast — a nonprofit formed after the Fukushima Daiichi accident for the purpose of gathering more...

Claire MackaySep 14, 2014 02:11 am GMT305 views
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Fukushima: Trouble in Mushi Mushi Land
The Smithsonian Works to Digitize Millions of Documents
article Distributed Knowledge

Over the past decade, there's been a collective rush by libraries, universities and museums to preserve dusty files by putting them online. Now these institutions are increasingly relying on...

Claire MackaySep 12, 2014 07:05 am GMT349 views
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The Smithsonian Works to Digitize Millions of Documents
Stronger Local and Trans-border Policies Needed to Tackle Air Pollution
article Distributed Knowledge

New crowdsourcing technology, like Air Casting, a device that connects to an app to aggregate air quality data, could also raise awareness. Prosecution might help too: The U.K. is facing the...

Claire MackaySep 11, 2014 01:31 pm GMT313 views
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Stronger Local and Trans-border Policies Needed to Tackle Air Pollution
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