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Mar 30, 2011
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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?

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Ville MiettinenSep 20, 2012 09:13 pm GMT9075 views
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.

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Ville MiettinenAug 20, 2012 09:07 pm GMT5995 views
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.

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Ville MiettinenAug 01, 2012 10:21 pm GMT6150 views
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.

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Ville MiettinenJun 14, 2012 09:39 pm GMT10710 views
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.'

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Ville MiettinenMay 09, 2012 06:09 pm GMT9979 views
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.

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Ville MiettinenApr 26, 2012 02:32 pm GMT8879 views
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.

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Ville MiettinenMar 26, 2012 03:32 pm GMT9154 views
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.

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Ville MiettinenFeb 24, 2012 07:41 pm GMT15665 views
Crowdsourcing Global Development: Working Theories

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?

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Ville MiettinenMay 23, 2011 04:58 am GMT7436 views
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.

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Ville MiettinenMar 30, 2011 03:01 am GMT3590 views
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