Tag Archives: 2011


All I want for Christmas is you clear terminology

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

As you are all no doubt well aware, in the weeks leading up to Christmas, every song on the radio, every elevator conversation and every piece of advertising stuffed into our mailboxes must be Christmas-themed. It’s enough to ruin what should be a fun time of year. Which is why this blog post is definitely, absolutely not going to be about Christmas.

Ok, I lied. This is …

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2011: the year the future became history?

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… from this turbulence. But mostly, we have felt like we were right there, in the thick of it: 2011 was the year that the power of the online crowd shook the world (almost a year after we had discussed how crowdsourcing and information sharing platforms were being used to promote democratic change in Tunisia and Egypt).

Just as crowdsourcing was going global, so were we. This year we established our HQ of sales and marketing operations in Atlanta, with regional sales offices on both …

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Microtask Takes the (Red Herring) Cake

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

It’s official: Microtask won Red Herring’s Global 100 award for 2011. We now join the ranks of companies like Google, Skype, Baidu, Salesforce.com, YouTube, eBay and many others who won this award and went on to change the way we live and work. Good Karma.

Here’s the proof:

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Microtask Selected to Rule the Globe

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

Well, almost… Red Herring picked Microtask as a finalist in their 2011 Top 100 Global award. I got the call from Alex Vieux himself a couple of days ago. We edged out close to 1000 companies from 40 different countries who submitted nominations, and we were invited to present our winning crowdsourcing strategy at the Red Herring Global forum in Los Angeles next month.

The official word from Red Herring is this:

“Technology companies are becoming the …

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Crowdconvention 2011: a designer’s tale

Posted on by Harry Seppala

To most people, summer equals sunshine, holidays and over-budgeted action movies . But to the crowdsourcing industry, summer means one thing only: convention season is finally here. As Microtask’s senior designer I spend most of the year stuck at a desk doing “vital creative work” like planning smart UIs, animating company videos and occasionally exploring invisible …

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