Cowdsourcing.org The Industry Website

Register Login
or sign in with
Ville Miettinen Expert

Ville Miettinen

Webpage

Send message

Joined:
Mar 30, 2011
Submitted:
10 items
Comments:
0
Asked:
0
Answered:
0

Web's Largest listing of crowdsourcing and crowdfunding events

Events

Advertise

 

Web's Largest Directory of Sites

2,800 crowdsourcing and crowdfunding sites


Ville Miettinen

Content Type
Latest Trending Most Commented Most Viewed
Take the Red Pill: Have You Already Been Gamified?

Part of the reason The Matrix burned such an indelible mark on the world’s imagination was because it seemed so plausible (apart from the moments when the script calls for Keanu Reeves to convey emotions other than confusion). How do we know that we’re not the subjects of some elaborate simulation?

Read more

Ville MiettinenSep 20, 2012 09:13 pm GMT7696 views
01
Defining the Crowd: Is It Time for a Taxonomy Cut?

Ville Miettinen writes in once again, this time discussing the definition of crowdsourcing. He highlights two recent studies of the crowdsourcing process which hope to narrow down and phrase exactly what crowdsourcing is. While one study produced a detailed technical analysis of the various crowdsourcing processes and mechanisms, the other took a more philosophical approach to try and come up with the simplest possible definition.

Read more

Ville MiettinenAug 20, 2012 09:07 pm GMT5264 views
00
Crowdsourcing Takes On WEIRD Behavior

Back in 2010, economics and psychology Professor Joseph Henrich confirmed what many of us have suspected for a while: that students who took part in psychological studies were predominantly WEIRD.

Read more

Ville MiettinenAug 01, 2012 10:21 pm GMT5459 views
662
Crowded Streets: Will City 2.0 Change the Way We Live?
Crowd Creativity, Distributed Knowledge

Resident expert Ville Miettinen, CEO of MicroTask, ponders the future of the city, with a little help from TED and the crowd.

Read more

Ville MiettinenJun 14, 2012 09:39 pm GMT6366 views
10
Flexible Friends: Barclays' Crowdsourced Credit Card
Crowd Creativity, Distributed Knowledge

With so many truly terrible cards on the market, it's no wonder that consumers are growing wary. But what if you could, like Batman, create your own credit card and write the small print yourself? That's what Barclays are promising with the launch of Barclaycard Ring, its new 'crowdsourced credit card.'

Read more

Ville MiettinenMay 09, 2012 06:09 pm GMT7747 views
11
Disruptive Influences: Crowdsourcing and the 3D Printing Revolution
Crowd Creativity

It is now possible to buy something pretty close to a Star Trek replicator for a few hundred dollars (or a few thousand if you don't want to play Scottie and build from a kit). The era of 3D printing is upon us, and if you listen to some of its devotees, it's going to change the world.

Read more

Ville MiettinenApr 26, 2012 02:32 pm GMT7969 views
00
Crowdsourced Design: It's a Crowd, Not a Committee

Companies who want to take advantage of crowdsourced design must fully commit to the model, and not hold it at arm's length or treat it as a fad. Crowdsourcing doesn't mean a dilution of ideas, or a homogenization. It can lead to inspired solutions to complex problems, as long as the crowd is allowed to be a crowd. After all, while horses may be sleek and elegant, sometimes a good hump is exactly what you need.

Read more

Ville MiettinenMar 26, 2012 03:32 pm GMT7277 views
10
RoboCrowd: Could Hybrid Computing Take Digital Labor to the Next Level?

Far from turning on its creators like a modern day Frankenstein's monster, technology may in fact help us to deal with the ever-swelling deluge of data that is clogging up the hard drives of the world's research departments.

Read more

Ville MiettinenFeb 24, 2012 07:41 pm GMT13351 views
280
Crowdsourcing Global Development: Working Theories
Cloud Labor

We like to think of paid crowdsourcing as a truly “equal opportunities” phenomena. A global workplace where anyone anywhere can get a job. But is this really true outside developed, computer-literate countries? Has crowdsourcing lived up to its potential when it comes to employing the world’s poor?

Read more

Ville MiettinenMay 23, 2011 04:58 am GMT6662 views
110
Crowdsourcing: amateur and proud
Distributed Knowledge, Tools

microtask_amateur_crowdsourcingOther than politicians and bankers, few types of people come in for as much abuse as amateurs. The word itself is practically an insult: a goal gets fumbled, an actor forgets his lines and what time is it? Amateur hour. Maybe it’s just me, but a guy who says he’s “an amateur” usually has a weird look in his eyes and talks a lot about steam trains.

Read more

Ville MiettinenMar 30, 2011 03:01 am GMT3060 views
10
Back to top Search