Tag Archives: Content Management

Bringing anarchy to the creative process – When distributed work meets interesting web content

Posted on by Ida Hakola

… is clearly not the way to bring the crowdsourcing idea to the process of creating interesting web content. Or maybe it might work by chance – but just once.

My work in Vapa Media revolves around interesting, up to date and good web content in general. The first questions arise when one must decide, what good content actually is, and what it is not. To make it simple I think that good web content has an audience, while bad content doesn’t. What is not interesting, doesn’t exist. …

Tags: Content Management crowd crowdsourcing crowdsourcing platform distributed work Dmitry Glukhovsky Idea Metro 2033 Microsoft Site Management Web Applications Web content

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… sales and marketing. He has assisted with an IPO and several corporate acquisitions as part of a management team or as a board member. He’s lived overseas for years and traveled extensively for business on all continents.

Petri Hakkarainen, Solutions Manager

Petri has twenty years professional experience of software engineering and development in telecom, mobile, embedded systems and industrial automation areas. He has over decade experience of international multi-site …

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Crimes against content: is crowdsourcing to hamsters a bridge too far?

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… replaced with links that benefit the mutilators.

Other mind-jarring examples contained content from multiple genuine articles. Disturbingly, these articles suggest a real (if unfortunate and/or possibly high) human being might actually have been involved in the creation of sentences like “Microtask game using a hamster to sub-tasks: to help players build hamster bridge”. Which is actually entertainingly ironic: articles about Microtask’s system of distributed work are …

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Down on MyFarm: gamification goes rural

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… forums. So far 1280 people have signed up to the site and are hotly debating issues like wildlife management, crop rotation and how many magic beans a rare-breed organic cow is worth. The first official farming vote ( Sow or No! ) is scheduled for today, May 26th.

Milking the trend?

Inevitably, the media has been quick to label MyFarm a real life FarmVille. To me, the environmentalist/ educational/ do-gooder ethos behind MyFarm actually has more in common with green gamification …

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Lost in the Virtual Economy? Here’s a map

Posted on by Tommaso De Benetti

… of information work into microsized units, similarly to how Taylorism and scientific management transformed manufacturing work in the late 19th century.” (Again, it is a point we agree with: for further discussion of the historical roots of distributed work see our earlier post ).

Although it may be tempting to question whether this is a step forward or a step back, it is important to consider the new opportunities. Tasks that are not economically feasible using traditional …