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CrowdFlower Lawsuit Could Change Crowd Labor Industry Forever
article 

Should crowd laborers be paid as contractors or employees? According to Christopher Otey, who has launched a lawsuit against crowd labor platform CrowdFlower, the answer is the latter. The results...

Seth WJul 29, 2013 02:01 pm GMT1204 views
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CrowdFlower Lawsuit Could Change Crowd Labor Industry Forever
Amazon Announces Kindle Worlds, Pays For Fanfiction
article Crowd Creativity, Open Innovation, Tools

Amazon announced on Wednesday that they would soon be launching a new service called Kindle Worlds, which would allow fanfiction authors to publish their works on the Kindle store and receive...

Seth WMay 24, 2013 02:05 pm GMT1968 views
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Amazon Announces Kindle Worlds, Pays For Fanfiction
Nintendo Pokes Fun At Crowdfunding With Wario’s “Crowdfarter”
article Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding was popularized by sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo that present underfunded projects for people to throw money at if they want to see them completed. Nintendo’s parody, the...

Seth WMay 22, 2013 02:23 pm GMT1434 views
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Nintendo Pokes Fun At Crowdfunding With Wario’s “Crowdfarter”
Haverhill Mayor: Report Potholes, Win Prizes, Improve Your Community
article Distributed Knowledge, Tools

James Fiorentini, the mayor of Haverhill, MA, has recently put out the call to the residents of his town: find potholes for us to fix, and get a chance to win one of three $25 gift certificates...

Seth WApr 30, 2013 02:27 pm GMT2829 views
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Haverhill Mayor: Report Potholes, Win Prizes, Improve Your Community
Reflections on Boston: People Screwed Up, Not Crowdsourcing
article Distributed Knowledge, Tools

Throughout the Boston story unfolding, internet denizens gathered on social media outlets, mainly Reddit, to collect information, speculate on as-yet-uncovered details, and attempt to reduce...

Seth WApr 23, 2013 03:13 pm GMT2237 views
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Reflections on Boston: People Screwed Up, Not Crowdsourcing
PucaTrade is a Collaborative Way To Trade Magic Cards
article 

PucaTrade.com aims to change the process of exchanging trading cards between collectors, and it’s doing it through crowdsourcing. The driving concept is that of Collaborative Consumption, where...

Seth WApr 15, 2013 03:25 pm GMT2499 views
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PucaTrade is a Collaborative Way To Trade Magic Cards
Step by Step: The Incremental Approach to Crowdsourcing
article 

The incremental approach to crowdsourcing involves a time-consuming but vigorous process of polling, discussion, and idea submission, with each cycle adding a tiny bit to the final product. It’s...

Seth WApr 01, 2013 03:02 pm GMT2809 views
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Step by Step: The Incremental Approach to Crowdsourcing
Continuum’s Crowdsourced Fashions are Hit or Miss
article Crowd Creativity, Open Innovation, Tools

With an industry as fickle, high-minded, and individualistic as fashion, one would think leaving the big decisions to the crowd would be a good way to fast-track your designs to the bargain bin....

Seth WMar 19, 2013 02:28 pm GMT2946 views
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Continuum’s Crowdsourced Fashions are Hit or Miss
It’s Back! Magic: The Gathering Announces You Make The Card 4
article 

Game company Wizards of the Coast announced today that their trading card game Magic: The Gathering would be beginning the fourth iteration of their You Make The Card (YMTC) project, starting...

Seth WMar 12, 2013 02:13 pm GMT2974 views
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It’s Back! Magic: The Gathering Announces You Make The Card 4
SETI Institute Turns to Crowdsourcing to Name Pluto’s Moons
article Crowd Creativity, Open Innovation

As far as names go, "P4" and "P5" are not very exciting, especially considering that they're supposed to represent distant celestial bodies. The SETI Institute (Search for...

Seth WFeb 13, 2013 03:23 pm GMT2171 views
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SETI Institute Turns to Crowdsourcing to Name Pluto’s Moons
Crowdfunding Crash Course: How To Make Your Campaign A Successful One
article Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

Crowdfunding has really come into its own as a subject worth introducing to my readers. To that end, I was thrilled when I discovered an excellent guide on how someone with no knowledge of...

Seth WFeb 06, 2013 05:10 pm GMT2209 views
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Crowdfunding Crash Course: How To Make Your Campaign A Successful One
Hallelujah The Hills’ Ryan Walsh Releases His Crowd-Composed Song
article Crowd Creativity, Open Innovation

Some time ago, I interviewed Ryan Walsh, the lead singer and guitarist for the Hallelujah The Hills. He had just begun a project that asked fans to submit their own musical interpretation of the...

Seth WJan 22, 2013 07:51 pm GMT2053 views
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Hallelujah The Hills’ Ryan Walsh Releases His Crowd-Composed Song
CrowdsUnite Is Your One-Stop Shop for Crowdfunding
article Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge, Tools

Attention entrepreneurs! CrowdsUnite has emerged as a deadly useful new service, making its way onto the scene with the intention of connecting you with the perfect platform for crowdfunding your...

Seth WJan 16, 2013 03:08 pm GMT3336 views
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CrowdsUnite Is Your One-Stop Shop for Crowdfunding
Crowdfunding Offers Us A “Hebrew Hammer” Sequel, For Better Or Worse
article Crowdfunding

A crowdfunding campaign on the platform Jewcer aims to fuel a sequel to the Jewish cult comedy "The Hebrew Hammer". The campaign has already raised $40,000 of its $200,000 goal, with...

Seth WJan 09, 2013 03:21 pm GMT1780 views
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Crowdfunding Offers Us A “Hebrew Hammer” Sequel, For Better Or Worse
Cloud Labor Scuffle: Ziptask, AutoMan, and MTurk’s Flaws
Cloud Labor, Tools

Researchers at the University of Massachusetts have recently created AutoMan, a new cloud labor algorithm that intends to outsource not the worker, but the boss. 

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Seth WDec 17, 2012 02:21 pm GMT5407 views
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Cloud Labor Scuffle: Ziptask, AutoMan, and MTurk’s Flaws
article Cloud Labor, Tools

Researchers at the University of Massachusetts have recently created AutoMan, a new cloud labor algorithm that intends to outsource not the worker, but the boss. New Scientist's Douglas Haven...

Seth WDec 11, 2012 08:43 pm GMT3956 views
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Cloud Labor Scuffle: Ziptask, AutoMan, and MTurk’s Flaws
Ziptask vs. TaskRabbit: When You’ve Got a Task, Who Do You Ask?
article 

At the most basic level, TaskRabbit provides more variety in terms of which tasks they'll post. Ziptask mainly focuses on Microsoft Office and other computer work, while TaskRabbit has been...

Seth WNov 16, 2012 05:59 pm GMT2594 views
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Ziptask vs. TaskRabbit: When You’ve Got a Task, Who Do You Ask?
Automate Your Life To Make Better Decisions
article 

Tthe human brain has only a certain amount of decision-making power before its effectiveness drops off steeply. Even when the decisions are mundane or low-risk, the simple act of repeatedly...

Seth WNov 08, 2012 10:16 pm GMT2747 views
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Automate Your Life To Make Better Decisions
Don’t Skip the Legal Legwork!
article 

Even the police aren’t above the law when it comes to outsourcing! It’s always a great idea to double- and triple-check the laws before you outsource any work to an outside firm, especially when...

Seth WNov 05, 2012 10:15 pm GMT3325 views
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Don’t Skip the Legal Legwork!
Why Microsoft Office?
article Cloud Labor, Tools

There really isn’t any other service like Ziptask that focuses exclusively on Microsoft Office for the majority of its work. Many other freelancing and task-outsourcing networks prefer to focus...

Seth WNov 05, 2012 10:11 pm GMT2472 views
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Why Microsoft Office?
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