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7 degrees of failure: Is the power of the crowd overrated?

Posted on by Tommaso De Benetti

… of the world where pirates still ply their trade. Pirates! In 2012! This is no excuse, by the way, Johnny Depp. Please do not make any more Pirates of the Caribbean movies.)

Of course, if you’re into global hide and seek challenges, the TAG Challenge is not the only game in town (“phew!” I hear you say). There is also Geocaching, in which participants try to find hidden items using teamwork, GPS and mobile phones. But, like crowdsourcing, this game works a lot better when the object …

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Flattery will get you everywhere

Posted on by Tommaso De Benetti

… may not be much, but obviously if enough people flattr the money could make a real difference.

Johnny Penny Barlow, former lyricist for the Grateful Dead, once spoke out his worries on digitalization:

“How are we going to get paid for the work we do with our minds? And, if we can’t get paid, what will assure the continued creation and distribution of such work? Since we don’t have a solution to what is a profoundly new kind of challenge, and are apparently unable to delay the …