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Is feedback the new Tower of Babel?

Posted on by Tommaso De Benetti

… of the problems is that it is difficult to access ideas and points of view outside a particular community. Many of my fellow Italians, for example, might be quite surprised to hear what the rest of the world is saying about their popular leader. Equally, how other cultures are tackling the same issues is often overlooked, as is how products are perceived across different continents. Differing life philosophies and cultural norms also affect interpretation of facts in a way which is not …

Tags: analysis community feedback games Ray Schneider sentiment Sonic the Hedgehog

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Every murder draws a crowd: Homicide Watch DC

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… to their case is collated. This includes, crucially, a memorial and comments section where the community can contribute to the database and remember the dead.

The site’s popularity is evident from the $40,000 it recently raised in a Kickstarter campaign. This means at least for now, it has enough money to carry on (before the campaign they came dangerously close to disappearing).

Homicide Watch definitely contributes to homicide investigations, but it would be naive to hope for …

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When crowdsourcing goes wrong: Lessons in crowd control

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… to bring crowdsourcing into manufacturing, and how to use crowdsourcing to get help from your community. Here we offer some Villa Fresh-inspired ideas for effective “crowd control.”

Know your objectives.

It’s always necessary to have a solid aim, and when you think about it, Villa Fresh actually achieved its goal to “name a new flavor.” In retrospect, a better objective might have been “name a new flavor something appropriate.

Vet the crowd.

One of the best things …

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What Wizard Battles Can Teach Us About Crowdsourcing

Posted on by Seth W

… time said “ you make a card ”. What followed was almost a year of creative inspiration and community collaboration, resulting in two additional campaigns and a total of three extremely well-designed cards. Even today, any company that wants to tap into a crowd for creative purposes should look at Magic’s R&D team to see how to properly weigh a campaign’s incentives, barriers to entry and compartmentalization.

Incentives: all you need is love

Before the campaign, Magic’s …

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Can crowdsourcing be used as a tool for evil?

Posted on by Tommaso De Benetti

… into a school. In actuality, it was a perverse form of crowdsourcing: “I’m appealing to the community to do something terrible on my behalf, or I’m going to kill people.” By tapping into the mainstream media, he reached “tipping point” in a matter of seconds, and his “call to action” was immediately heeded.

It led me to think about how social media could be exploited by criminals. I came up with two scenarios (super-villains get your pad and pencils ready):

The …

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