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Scotland has a chance to redefine Western governance
article Distributed Knowledge

By the people, for the people. Iceland’s recent experience makes it clear that crowdsourcing government is the only acceptable way forward. Scotland must devise a way to involve everyday people in...

Harshida PatelAug 24, 2014 12:25 pm GMT356 views
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Scotland has a chance to redefine Western governance
Film Program Offers Foster Kids Hollywood Experience
article Crowdfunding

Thus far, Charity has led the organization, without pay, with annual budget well under $100,000. The organization operates mainly from the generosity of private donors through crowdsourcing and,...

Harshida PatelAug 24, 2014 04:05 am GMT343 views
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Film Program Offers Foster Kids Hollywood Experience
Crowdsourcing competitions often hijacked: study
article Open Innovation

Professor Davis said crowdsourcing contest sites like Innocentive) where there was no adversarial competition did not face the same problem of malicious behaviour. “There are obvious quality...

Harshida PatelAug 20, 2014 02:27 pm GMT255 views
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Crowdsourcing competitions often hijacked: study
An Air-Quality Monitor You Take with You
article Distributed Knowledge

Berkeley, California-based Chemisense also plans to crowdsource data from users to show places around town where certain compounds are identified. SOURCE LINK to the full article:...

Harshida PatelAug 19, 2014 12:47 pm GMT205 views
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An Air-Quality Monitor You Take with You
Philanthropy Power Duo: How Edward Norton and Shauna Robertson Have Raised $150M With Hollywood Charity Game Changer
article Crowdfunding

Instead, Robertson and her then-boyfriend, now-husband, Edward Norton, launched CrowdRise — an innovative for-profit website that uses crowdsourcing to drive charitable fundraising — with two of...

Harshida PatelAug 17, 2014 06:51 am GMT625 views
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Philanthropy Power Duo: How Edward Norton and Shauna Robertson Have Raised $150M With Hollywood Charity Game Changer
Google Buys City Guides App Jetpac, Support to End on September 15
article Tools

Google has acquired the team behind Jetpac, an iPhone app for crowdsourcing city guides from public Instagram photos. SOURCE LINK to the full article:...

Harshida PatelAug 16, 2014 11:15 pm GMT331 views
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Google Buys City Guides App Jetpac, Support to End on September 15
DesignCrowd’s Alec Lynch is the 2014 Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year in the Eastern region
article Crowd Creativity

In the next few years, within the design industry, crowdsourcing websites will continue to consolidate the global design market while the crowdsourcing models used will continue to evolve and...

Harshida PatelAug 16, 2014 03:32 pm GMT936 views
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DesignCrowd’s Alec Lynch is the 2014 Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year in the Eastern region
How Data Scientists Are Uncovering War Crimes in Syria
article Distributed Knowledge

The initial idea for Syrian Tracker was born out of a simple question: "How do we get the word out on what is going on?" says Kass-Hout, a 41-year-old American of Syrian descent. Since...

Harshida PatelAug 10, 2014 03:50 am GMT185 views
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How Data Scientists Are Uncovering War Crimes in Syria
Time to Crowdsource your Weightloss
article Distributed Knowledge

Crowdsourcing, a modern day term for obtaining the opinion or help of a large community, could be the answer to making permanent, healthy changes in diet, according to a new study. SOURCE LINK...

Harshida PatelAug 09, 2014 01:21 pm GMT248 views
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Time to Crowdsource your Weightloss
Addictive App ‘Pyne’ Lets You Ask Thousands of People Whatever You Want
article Distributed Knowledge, Tools

We all have questions, and these days, it’s the masses on the Internet that we go to for answers. Crowd-sourced Wikipedia is allegedly replacing our need to remember anything and social networks...

Harshida PatelAug 07, 2014 06:02 am GMT576 views
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Addictive App ‘Pyne’ Lets You Ask Thousands of People Whatever You Want
ISIS terrorists turn to social media crowdsourcing to target Saudi intel officials
article Distributed Knowledge, Tools

U.S. intelligence agencies monitoring ISIL’s social media communications identified the campaign as a crowd-sourced effort to gather names and other personal information about Saudi intelligence...

Harshida PatelAug 05, 2014 12:07 pm GMT443 views
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ISIS terrorists turn to social media crowdsourcing to target Saudi intel officials
It's Been a Big Week for Telemedicine and Telehealth
article Tools

HealthTap, a Silicon Valley startup that had focused on the controversial practice of crowdsourcing answers to specific medical questions from a pool of thousands of physicians, on Wednesday...

Harshida PatelAug 01, 2014 05:43 am GMT234 views
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It's Been a Big Week for Telemedicine and Telehealth
A Scholarly Crowd Explores Crowdsourcing
article Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

Whether it's called crowdsourcing or open innovation, the growth of methods for yoking together groups of experts in various fields to work on vexing problems or groundbreaking ideas has...

Harshida PatelAug 01, 2014 02:38 am GMT383 views
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A Scholarly Crowd Explores Crowdsourcing
Town of Laubach, Germany Implements Mobile Alert from Hexagon Geospatial
document Tools

“Mobile Alert is the ideal application to engage citizens in reporting,” said Mladen Stojic, President of Hexagon Geospatial. “Laubach joins a host of towns and cities across Europe that now rely...

Harshida PatelJul 31, 2014 01:27 pm GMT1880 views
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Town of Laubach, Germany Implements Mobile Alert from Hexagon Geospatial
Montreal-based SkyMotion app offers local by-the-minute weather forecasts
article Distributed Knowledge, Tools

SkyMotion is also encouraging crowdsourcing and hopes users will get in the habit of filing on-the-ground weather reports to supplement its data. “The more observations you have the better, the...

Harshida PatelJul 31, 2014 12:34 pm GMT221 views
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Montreal-based SkyMotion app offers local by-the-minute weather forecasts
The Most Important M’s In M-Commerce
article Distributed Knowledge

Even if all your users understand English, you’ll need to adapt your messaging to build emotional attachments. Crowdsourcing can be a powerful solution for this problem, as Facebook famously...

Harshida PatelJul 27, 2014 09:59 am GMT548 views
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The Most Important M’s In M-Commerce
Open source product development most effective when social
article Tools

Poet is a web-based tool for crowdsourcing descriptions for images in existing DAISY eBooks (DAISY being the technical standard for digital audio books). Image descriptions enable a person who is...

Harshida PatelJul 26, 2014 03:32 pm GMT365 views
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Open source product development most effective when social
Google Wants To Improve Its Translations Through Crowdsourcing
article Distributed Knowledge

Clearly, though, these crowdscourced translations will influence Google’s algorithms. “You help will enhance translations for millions of users,” Google promises new members of the Translate...

Harshida PatelJul 26, 2014 06:22 am GMT659 views
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Google Wants To Improve Its Translations Through Crowdsourcing
Alien Artifacts On The Moon?
article Distributed Knowledge

With the success of crowdsourcing, citizen science initiatives such as SETI@home; Einstein@home; and Cosmology@home however, Davies and a handful of other serious scientific researchers are now...

Harshida PatelJul 25, 2014 11:44 am GMT305 views
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Alien Artifacts On The Moon?
How Taobao Is Crowdsourcing Justice in Online Shopping Disputes
article Tools

The center was originally established as a way to tap into the Taobao community, crowdsourcing the dispensation of justice in minor everyday disputes that inevitably occur between shoppers,...

Harshida PatelJul 19, 2014 11:04 am GMT341 views
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How Taobao Is Crowdsourcing Justice in Online Shopping Disputes
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