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Funders Beware: Not All Crowdfunding Projects Deliver
article Crowdfunding

But the thing is, when you contribute to a crowdsourcing campaign, you have no guarantee of anything—that the product will reach its goal, that a successfully funded project will actually become a...

Samuel BennettSep 18, 2014 01:13 am GMT349 views
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Funders Beware: Not All Crowdfunding Projects Deliver
Crowd science: Technology and the masses
article Distributed Knowledge

National Geographic puts the origin of citizen science down to an 1833 meteor shower in America. It allowed astronomer Denison Olmsted to use “crowd-sourced” witness accounts to eventually...

Samuel BennettSep 17, 2014 01:07 pm GMT268 views
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Crowd science: Technology and the masses
Can Google Save the LAUSD?
article Crowdfunding

Mayor Garcetti and city councilmember Mike Bonin (11th district) joined Google this morning at Marina Middle School to announce the tech behemoth’s donation of almost a $1 million to the LAUSD. The...

Samuel BennettSep 16, 2014 06:39 am GMT431 views
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Can Google Save the LAUSD?
Who is Detroit’s Hottest Showcasing Startup? [Poll]
article Tools

MyFab5 is a crowdsourcing platform that helps people find and recommend the best local restaurants. What differentiates MyFab5 from platforms like Yelp is that on MyFab5 users rank their favorite...

Samuel BennettSep 14, 2014 12:26 pm GMT241 views
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Who is Detroit’s Hottest Showcasing Startup? [Poll]
BitFlyer Launches FundFlyer Crowdfunding Platform
article Crowdfunding, Tools

FundFlyer will be integrated into the bitFlyer platform as part of it feature list. Set up in a similar fashion to other more well-known crowdfunding sources such as the familiar “Kickstarter”....

Samuel BennettSep 14, 2014 07:52 am GMT422 views
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BitFlyer Launches FundFlyer Crowdfunding Platform
Seattle Cops Crowdsourcing Legal Battle Against DOJ-Imposed Excessive Force Remedies
article Crowdfunding

But some officers on the force seem to prefer excessive force and discriminatory policing. The Oregonian reports that a group of Seattle police officers has set up a crowdfunding campaign to...

Samuel BennettSep 14, 2014 01:36 am GMT1273 views
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Seattle Cops Crowdsourcing Legal Battle Against DOJ-Imposed Excessive Force Remedies
Scottish independence: a guide to the referendum to break away from the UK
article Crowdfunding

It is National Collective, crowdsourcing more than £30,000 in under six weeks to stage the summer arts “Yestival”. It is the Radical Independence Campaign, organising mass canvasses of some of...

Samuel BennettSep 11, 2014 12:41 pm GMT366 views
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Scottish independence: a guide to the referendum to break away from the UK
I'm Stuck: Using Crowdsourcing to Persuade Lawmakers to Invest in Infrastructure
article Distributed Knowledge, Tools

No one hears that guy unless his window is rolled down, but an app released last year by the Building America’s Future educational fund (BAF) and the U.S. Travel Association allows him to now vent...

Samuel BennettSep 05, 2014 02:22 am GMT407 views
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I'm Stuck: Using Crowdsourcing to Persuade Lawmakers to Invest in Infrastructure
Crowdsourcing and Community-Building: Vote on the SXSW PanelPicker!
article Distributed Knowledge, Tools

Although the SXSW Interactive Conference is still several months off, the crafting and creation of content for the event is underway right now. The conference utilizes crowdsourcing both to cull...

Samuel BennettSep 05, 2014 01:36 am GMT414 views
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Crowdsourcing and Community-Building: Vote on the SXSW PanelPicker!
Cuts at W.H.O. Hurt Response to Ebola Crisis
article Distributed Knowledge

The W.H.O. took the lead, at the request of its member nations. A crew of passionate outbreak veterans assembled a unique department, using an early form of electronic crowdsourcing to detect...

Samuel BennettSep 04, 2014 07:06 am GMT170 views
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Cuts at W.H.O. Hurt Response to Ebola Crisis
Crowdsourcing App That Tracks Coastal Changes from Storms
article Tools

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) iCoast application allows citizen scientists to identify changes to the coast by comparing aerial photographs taken before and after storms Crowdsourced data from...

Samuel BennettSep 03, 2014 10:27 am GMT391 views
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Crowdsourcing App That Tracks Coastal Changes from Storms
“Recruitment crowdsourcing” platform TheJobPost raises £600,000
article Cloud Labor, Distributed Knowledge

A start-up that allows employers to “crowdsource” vacancies online today announced it has raised a further £600,000, taking its total investment in 2014 to £1m. Founded in 2010, TheJobPost is an...

Samuel BennettSep 02, 2014 01:16 pm GMT275 views
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“Recruitment crowdsourcing” platform TheJobPost raises £600,000
Chico Nature Center reaches $10,000 crowdfunding goal
article Crowdfunding

With a week left in its challenge, the Chico Creek Nature Center met its crowdsourcing goal for funding and is on to its next mark. The Nature Center lost city funding as many Chico nonprofits...

Samuel BennettAug 30, 2014 12:56 pm GMT731 views
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Chico Nature Center reaches $10,000 crowdfunding goal
USAID, Rockefeller Foundation Launch Global Resilience Partnership
document Open Innovation

The GRP competition will encourage locally-driven solutions, with an emphasis on multi-disciplinary, cross-sector collaboration. The founders hope to institute a new model for solving complex and...

Samuel BennettAug 29, 2014 01:32 pm GMT513 views
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USAID, Rockefeller Foundation Launch Global Resilience Partnership
New Wiki to Help You Grow a better garden
article Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge, Tools

OpenFarm aims to be the "Wikipedia for farming and gardening" by crowdsourcing plant growing advice and providing that data in a free and open source manner. The primary content on...

Samuel BennettAug 28, 2014 02:39 am GMT166 views
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New Wiki to Help You Grow a better garden
Indiana University Will Devote $1 Million to the Study of Internet Memes
article Distributed Knowledge

In order to do this, the Truthy system will gather tweets in real time via what they’re calling a “gardenhose,” and then analyze those tweets using a combination of “data mining, social network...

Samuel BennettAug 27, 2014 12:23 pm GMT229 views
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Indiana University Will Devote $1 Million to the Study of Internet Memes
THIS KICKSTARTED NEWS SITE MIGHT HAVE LOCATED AN ISIS TRAINING CAMP
article Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

While Reddit’s amateur sleuths tend to draw groans or worse for their sloppy crowdsourcing efforts (misidentifying the Boston Marathon suspects comes to mind), an English blogger has carved out a...

Samuel BennettAug 27, 2014 10:34 am GMT185 views
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THIS KICKSTARTED NEWS SITE MIGHT HAVE LOCATED AN ISIS TRAINING CAMP
Crowdsourcing Tends To Attract The Worst Kind Of People
article Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

To investigate the trade-off between higher efficiency of crowdsourcing and vulnerability to attacks, researchers from the University of Southampton analysed instances of team conflict in a variety...

Samuel BennettAug 25, 2014 11:19 pm GMT360 views
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Crowdsourcing Tends To Attract The Worst Kind Of People
Developing humanity amid advancing technology
article Distributed Knowledge

The IoT is one of the drivers of these developments, fueled by human desires for instant answers and our fondness for crowdsourcing advice and opinions. SOURCE LINK to the full article:...

Samuel BennettAug 24, 2014 06:22 am GMT336 views
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Developing humanity amid advancing technology
New Apps Promote Campus Safety
article Distributed Knowledge, Tools

LiveSafe is just one of several campus security apps utilizing a generation’s fast adoption of mobile technology. CEO Jenny Abramson says there’s a crowdsourcing element, too, helping fellow...

Samuel BennettAug 24, 2014 02:23 am GMT212 views
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New Apps Promote Campus Safety
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