Tag Archives: LinkedIn

Language Lessons: translating the global conversation

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… But the “community translation method” isn’t always popular. In 2009, business network LinkedIn tried pretty much the same thing as Facebook. LinkedIn asked members who were listed as professional translators to help render the site into more languages. When users realized the work was unpaid, many refused and some even said they felt insulted.

I guess the lesson is to pitch to the right crowd. Facebook users are there to socialize, have fun, and spam you with endless friend …

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Lost in the Virtual Economy? Here’s a map

Posted on by Tommaso De Benetti

Every day we hear more about goldfarming, crowdsourcing, distributed work and other areas of the so-called “virtual economy”.

As with any industry in its infancy, exactly what is meant by these terms is unclear, and rapidly evolving. (If you find it slightly confusing, don’t worry: it probably just shows you have been paying attention.)

This is why we are so excited …


Time for our next step

Posted on by Harri Holopainen

It is often said that timing is everything. While this is probably an exaggeration, history is full of great ideas that didn’t work out because the time wasn’t right (just ask Galileo, Aristotle or Van Gogh).

Recently we told you how Microtask’s journey was beginning to gather momentum, with success at the Nordic Tech Tour .

Although only a short while ago, …