2,526 crowdsourcing and crowdfunding sites
Choosing the winner just makes everyone else the losers. This is the common creed regarding contests and sweepstakes. For a single shot, no problem, but if you want to permanently keep a community happy, the “winner takes all” principle leads quickly to affect the commitment of the members and potentially diminish the creativity of the platform. Perhaps it is precisely this approach that is driving good designers to join 12Designer competitions. It is precisely these subtleties in the motivational construct of members that Eva Missling, founder of 12Designer, wanted to find. Click here for German.
In an attempt to revolutionize the newspaper market, a British company started ViewsHound.com and designed an online portal where content is created and marketed by users. The digital publishing platform outsources all the tasks of publishing to users, with the exception of technology.
Are there mechanisms that reach deeper into the economic system, which make crowdsourcing solutions truly indispensable? Lukas Biewald is convinced of this. What is the reason behind the rapid success of the business practice of crowdsourcing? "Companies aren’t doing it because it is cheaper, but also because its better," said Biewald at CrowdConvention last week. Click here for German.
Jeff Howe looks back on his first encounter with the phenomenon of crowdsourcing and ventures a cautious look into the future. Five years have already passed since Jeff Howe's groundbreaking article in Wired magazine was published, which marked the beginning of the crowdsourcing movement. "Not a day passes that I am not surprised at how quickly the model developed and what great ideas emerged from this," Howe said in his keynote speech during in Berlin. Click here for German.
Just nine months after the first crowd convention in San Francisco, a second event took place June 15 for the first time on European soil. Organized by Clickworker, 150 guests gathered for a day to hear 24 speakers and to discuss the market opportunities for crowdsourcing projects in Germany.