Tag Archives: Magic


What Wizard Battles Can Teach Us About Crowdsourcing

Posted on by Seth W

… the old fashioned type (a trendsetter maybe?). Read on bearing this in mind.

My main vice is Magic: the Gathering, a role-play card game where players are magically-dueling wizards. The only game pieces are cards which represent classical magic spells like fire blasts and enchantments. Like I said, I’m a geek.

What does this have to do with crowdsourcing? Well, about 10 years ago, the company that makes this game turned to its fans the players, and for the first time said “ …

Tags: Card game crowdsourcing games Geek iPad Magic Magic the Gathering microtask Trading Card Games

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Summer Blockbuster, in cinemas now: The Document Processing Knight Rises

Posted on by Tommaso De Benetti

… engineers managed to triumph over the traditional impediments to document processing. Enjoy the magic of cinema, and give us some social media love!

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XapZfhQXGY&w=560&h=315]

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Kony 2012: the crowd to the rescue?

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… the world. Hopefully their next campaign will avoid controversy by letting the crowd work their magic, and be even bigger.

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When stupid beats smart: the power of collective ignorance

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… The combination of a crowd and a well-designed framework for them to operate in is when the magic of crowd labor really occurs. Like Voltron, we’re more powerful when we join together, but someone always needs to be the head.

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Happily ever after: how bored workers and their bosses can benefit from crowdsourcing

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… however, our friends at CrowdControl have begun to tear down our carefully cultivated air of magic and mystery with new research on the demographics of digital labor (I can handle losing a little mystique, but nobody better go anywhere near my special Microtask wizard’s hat). Some of the results do not make pleasant reading for traditional employers.

The research found that nearly 75% of those surveyed have a job outside of their Turk work and 21% perform tasks while at another …

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