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For a fistful of dollars: the weird and wonderful world of Fiverr

Posted on by Tommaso De Benetti

… drink our coffee, listen to our soon-to-be-viral hit songs, and console ourselves with a trip to Los Angeles to see the final entry:

Now that’s $5 well spent.

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Crowdopolis 2012

Posted on by Tommaso De Benetti

… answer, but it is wrong. What we really want to hear is “I’m attending Crowdopolis 2012 in Los Angeles”. See? It wasn’t that hard (and conferences are better for your skin).

Quick recap: that day, our friends at Daily Crowdsource are organizing an event about the future of crowdsourcing in advertising, tech, and content marketing. And they want you, the expert crowd, there to voice your opinion!

You can take a look at the agenda here (it’s a work in progress, so make …

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Microtask Selected to Rule the Globe

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… we were invited to present our winning crowdsourcing strategy at the Red Herring Global forum in Los Angeles next month.

The official word from Red Herring is this:

“Technology companies are becoming the bright spot in the economic outlook based on their increasing role within macro-economic environments.“ Stated Alex Vieux, Chairman of Red Herring. “2011 has confirmed the sector’s vibrant activity and its resilience to widespread economic problems. An unprecedented number of …

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Heather Chaplin: gamification’s worst nightmare?

Posted on by Tommaso De Benetti

… history book Smartbomb and has worked as a videogame journalist for The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times and GQ.

Chaplin is a fan of grown-up gaming (less “kill the zombies” more “design public healthcare for the zombies”). Back in 2009, she made big waves at GDC when she accused game-developers of being “a bunch of stunted adolescents” . Her views on gamification are equally controversial. In an article published in Slate earlier this year, Chaplin claimed that …

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The secrets of Digitalkoot: Lessons learned crowdsourcing data entry to 50,000 people (for free)

Posted on by Tommaso De Benetti

As many of you will know, a few months ago Microtask and the National Library of Finland launched a project called Digitalkoot . Being the first Microtask-powered public service, Digitalkoot was a huge test for our crowdsourcing platform, the use of volunteers to complete microtasks, our ideas about gamification and rewards , and basically us as decent, upstanding …

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