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Crowdfunding donations: Is giving me your money a good idea?

Posted on by Tommaso De Benetti

When people ask me “What’s your dream holiday?” I usually lie to them. I say some exotic holiday destination that makes me sound normal. I don’t say space or the moon or the bottom of the sea, because I’m nervous it might make me sound like a dreamer or full of myself. Which I am (not).

But the truth is I am a lot like Richard Branson, Ashton Kutcher and James …

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

Posted on by Ida Hakola

… Ida: Sure, sounds good! I already have a few thoughts…

Two weeks later. The first idea that pops into my head is a text written like a ninth grade “creative essay”. You know, the one where you write a few words, fold the paper and hand it to the next person who continues the story with words of his own. NO. This 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 …

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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Every murder draws a crowd: Homicide Watch DC

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… using it to construct ongoing journalism – is important for two distinct reasons.

First, the idea could be far-reaching in terms of applicability. Amico has suggested applying the approach to other issues, such as medical journalism. If Homicide Watch turns out to be an enduring success, who know how many different areas could benefit from it?

Secondly, it makes up for the deficiencies and biases that have long been evident in reporting. Commenting on Homicide Watch, American writer …

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Designed intelligence: how experts can help the crowd

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… to predict global events, some of its own experts are questioning whether this is a good idea. Mark Lowenthal, a former senior CIA and State Department analyst, provides a snappy argument to me and my fellow crowd-evangelists: “Crowds produce riots. Experts produce wisdom.”

The CIA’s project uses a modified version of the wisdom of crowds effect called Aggregative Contingent Estimation. While this may sound like a classic CIA euphemism the process is actually a …

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See hear: crowdsourced subtitles for everyday life

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… Like the Descriptive Camera, which I discussed back in May, the Legion:Scribe app has gone from idea to reality at an astonishing speed. The fact it already generates reasonably accurate results demonstrates how far our understanding of distributed labor has developed in the last few years. Let’s just hope that it won’t prevent entertaining disasters like Backstroke of the West popping up every now and then!

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