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Crowdsourcing the Silver Line commute
article Distributed Knowledge, Tools

Crowdsourced data may soon improve commutes for Boston residents who ride the Silver Line bus. SOURCE LINK to the full article:...

Samuel BennettMay 05, 2016 07:55 am GMT144 views
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Crowdsourcing the Silver Line commute
Q&A App Zip: Swipe Right for Better Data
article Distributed Knowledge

"If you're looking for solid answers from the crowd," said Crazy Raccoons founder Ric Militi, "anonymity is everything." Big follower counts on social media can be useful...

Samuel BennettApr 27, 2016 02:23 pm GMT525 views
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Q&A App Zip: Swipe Right for Better Data
New Website Helps Fundraisers Bypass Traditional Donors
article Crowdfunding, Tools

TosFUND, which translates as “Go Fund,” launched late last month with 16 projects, including a $119,500 fund for independent filmmakers, a $5,000 campaign to create a new traffic app, and a...

Samuel BennettApr 23, 2016 11:49 am GMT641 views
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New Website Helps Fundraisers Bypass Traditional Donors
Facebook Considers Adding A ‘Tip Jar’ To It’s Platform, Users Could Make Money From Posting Content
article Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge, Tools

The call to action button can be very helpful for users who create and share posts of other people in need. In a way, the social media platform can act as a crowdsourcing site to fund these...

Samuel BennettApr 23, 2016 01:17 am GMT1825 views
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Facebook Considers Adding A ‘Tip Jar’ To It’s Platform, Users Could Make Money From Posting Content
A Workplace for Generation Z
article Cloud Labor

The workforce of tomorrow will be fine without a dedicated desk or cubicle, by the way, Pandya said, because they’re comfortable plugging in their laptops anywhere. As for photos and other mementos...

Samuel BennettApr 21, 2016 11:58 pm GMT420 views
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A Workplace for Generation Z
IRS Launches Crowdsourcing Challenge for Future Website Design
article Crowd Creativity

The Internal Revenue Service has started off a crowdsourcing challenge to solicit ideas from the public on a new website design the agency believes could help taxpayers navigate the online IRS...

Samuel BennettApr 21, 2016 03:12 pm GMT405 views
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IRS Launches Crowdsourcing Challenge for Future Website Design
Drinkers Drive up Demand for Valet Services
article Tools

There is also a crowdsourcing app for drive-home valet services, which works with several valet firms. The app, called Jocky, was launched last month by a local start-up of the same name. The...

Samuel BennettApr 18, 2016 01:17 pm GMT441 views
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Drinkers Drive up Demand for Valet Services
CU-Boulder, Weather Service Want Public's Help on Hail Study
article Distributed Knowledge, Tools

The University of Colorado and the National Weather Service are seeking help through crowdsourcing from those active on social media in investigating large accumulations from hailstorms between...

Samuel BennettApr 16, 2016 02:05 pm GMT488 views
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CU-Boulder, Weather Service Want Public's Help on Hail Study
Foodida Crowdsources Fast Food Delivery
article Distributed Knowledge, Tools

Foodida is the latest member of the food delivery service industry. What sets it apart from the rest of the crowd is that crowd, itself. That's right, they're crowdsourcing their...

Samuel BennettApr 15, 2016 02:16 am GMT674 views
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Foodida Crowdsources Fast Food Delivery
On-Demand Errand Service DropBuddies Wants to Conquer Nigeria
article Distributed Knowledge, Tools

DropBuddies is a crowdsourced on-demand delivery and errand running platform accessible through web and mobile apps, allowing users to tap into a fleet of couriers for errands such as collecting...

Samuel BennettApr 15, 2016 01:48 am GMT920 views
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On-Demand Errand Service DropBuddies Wants to Conquer Nigeria
The Millennial Guide To Defeating ISIS
article Distributed Knowledge

It’s time to stop letting supposed experts and leaders attempt to solve this mess; they’re the ones who got us into it in the first place. They’ve also proven themselves horribly inept at targeting...

Samuel BennettApr 14, 2016 07:36 am GMT467 views
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The Millennial Guide To Defeating ISIS
What did Americans know as the Holocaust unfolded? Quite a lot, it turns out.
article Distributed Knowledge

The project, History Unfolded, is an initiative of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, which is using crowdsourcing to scour newspapers across the country for articles that ran between 1933 and...

Samuel BennettApr 14, 2016 06:21 am GMT472 views
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What did Americans know as the Holocaust unfolded? Quite a lot, it turns out.
Equity Crowdfunding Platform Raises $1.74m
article Crowdfunding, Tools

Singapore-based start-up FundedHere has raised $1.74 million seed capital, two weeks after starting operations as the Republic's first equity crowdfunding and crowdlending platform. SOURCE...

Samuel BennettApr 11, 2016 01:20 pm GMT715 views
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Equity Crowdfunding Platform Raises $1.74m
Four Ways A Peer-to-Peer Platform Can Boost Your Nonprofit’s Fundraising Efforts
article Crowdfunding

Crowdsourcing, kickstarting, online team or personal fundraising. No matter what terminology you employ, peer-to-peer (P2P) fundraising matches donors to borrowers in an online setting to raise...

Samuel BennettApr 09, 2016 07:26 am GMT646 views
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Four Ways A Peer-to-Peer Platform Can Boost Your Nonprofit’s Fundraising Efforts
Design a Logo for NASA and Launch it to Outer Space!
document Crowd Creativity

Deputy Manager for the NASA Center of Excellence and Collaborative Innovation Steven Rader says, "We have received some really great designs in past crowdsourcing challenges posted on...

Samuel BennettApr 09, 2016 06:00 am GMT816 views
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Design a Logo for NASA and Launch it to Outer Space!
Day of Giving Uses Crowdfunding for Emergency Scholarships
article Crowdfunding

Last year the emergency student scholarship fund found itself without money. To help fill the gap, Director of Annual Giving Haley Fowler turned to crowdfunding as a way to raise money. A donor...

Samuel BennettApr 08, 2016 02:07 am GMT498 views
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Day of Giving Uses Crowdfunding for Emergency Scholarships
Crowdfunding Website Used by Mobile Challenger Bank Mondo to Raise £1m in 96 Seconds Celebrates £150m Milestone
article Crowdfunding

And now Crowdcube is celebrating a milestone: since launching in 2011, companies have raised £150m on its platform. The crowdfunding website estimates that its 381 successful raises - 34 of...

Samuel BennettApr 07, 2016 12:26 pm GMT490 views
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Crowdfunding Website Used by Mobile Challenger Bank Mondo to Raise £1m in 96 Seconds Celebrates £150m Milestone
Ammon Bundy's lawyers rely on social media to defend client, object to court's protective order
article Distributed Knowledge

Ammon Bundy's lawyers say they want to continue to use social media, tip lines and crowdsourcing to track down leads in defense of their client and object to what they call the court's...

Samuel BennettApr 07, 2016 09:04 am GMT377 views
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Ammon Bundy's lawyers rely on social media to defend client, object to court's protective order
How To Boss It Like… Jeff Lynn, Seedrs CEO
article Crowdfunding

Not only did Lynn create one of the UK’s top equity crowdfunding platforms (as part of an MBA project at Oxford University), but he’s also a champion for the industry both in the UK and in the US...

Samuel BennettApr 05, 2016 01:07 pm GMT512 views
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How To Boss It Like… Jeff Lynn, Seedrs CEO
Power to the People
article Open Innovation

It will be digging deep, going well past the occasional ‘we’re all in this together’ half-hour meeting and A4 email to create an environment in which everyone thinks and acts like an owner. It...

Samuel BennettApr 02, 2016 05:36 am GMT718 views
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Power to the People
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