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The business of business cards

Posted on by Tommaso De Benetti

… it is not souvenirs stretching my suitcase pockets as I board the plane, but hundreds of business cards. While this isn’t problematic in the same way that illicit elephant tusks are, it does cause a headache nonetheless.

It is an issue I’m sure nearly every office is familiar with: how do you file these contacts in a meaningful way, allowing for both flexibility in the way data are structured and in how they can be accessed by your team?

Don’t start me up

The problem is …

Tags: business cards contacts crowdsourcing filing microtask

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What Wizard Battles Can Teach Us About Crowdsourcing

Posted on by Seth W

… , a role-play card game where players are magically-dueling wizards. The only game pieces are cards which represent classical magic spells like fire blasts and enchantments. Like I said, I’m a geek.

What does this have to do with crowdsourcing? Well, about 10 years ago, the company that makes this game turned to its fans the players, and for the first time said “ you make a card ”. What followed was almost a year of creative inspiration and community collaboration, resulting …

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From millions of tasks to thousands of jobs: Bringing digital work to the developing world

Posted on by Vili Lehdonvirta

… in Internet cafés and offices, and earn income in the form of cash, bank deposits and gift cards. In these low- to medium-developed countries, digital microwork seems to be having a real economic impact.

Least-developed countries would have the most to gain from tapping into this source of digital export income. However, their ability to do so is limited by their digital infrastructure: the availability of computers and Internet cafés from which to access digital labor markets.

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All I want for Christmas is you clear terminology

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… Christmas” returns multiple examples of people using the crowd to help them choose Christmas cards and presents, where to go on holiday and which bicycles are safe to buy your kids. To top it off, there is even a nauseating crowdsourced Christmas song, to compete with the Christmas song from Love Actually for best-worst Christmas song.

The problem I have with this list is that, aside from the song, all the “crowdsourcing” on it is really just using the internet to …

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Crime-sourcing: the dark side of the crowd

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

What do you do if your bank account gets hacked? Option 1: cancel your credit cards, have a couple of drinks and promise to stop opening emails from long lost cousins based in Nigeria. Option 2: take it personally, put on some dark sunglasses and go after the hackers.

Misha Glenny chose option 2, and then spent over two years infiltrating the murky world of cyber-crime. He uncovered a fast-growing, global industry. According to Glenny, cyber-crime bosses are adaptable, …

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