Tag Archives: Online Communities


Google+, Twitter, Facebook: the new capitals of crowdsourcing?

Posted on by Tommaso De Benetti

A few days ago I was instructed by our Dear Leader , Ville Miettinen, to figure out Microtask’s strategy for Google+. Luckily for me, Google hasn’t actually released any proper business profiles just yet. In fact, the Mountain View giant is actively deleting profiles of companies, websites and other commercial upstarts trying to get their brands on G+.

Denied the …

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Crowded planet: desperately seeking sustainability

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… routes – as examples. He argues that technology-enabled “crowd sharing” could eventually see communities pooling everything from surplus space and energy, to food and power drills.

Steffen’s ideas might sound ambitious (he does want Americans to stop driving cars, after all), but many of his “predictions” are already a crowdsourced reality. In her latest publication The Enabling City, Chiara Camponeschi (another sustainability guru), lists an incredible variety of collaborative …

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Africa online 2011: The mobile continent

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… laptops, comfy chairs and strictly no dress code. The physical space is also a gateway to a wider, online community of developers, funders, clients and programmers – all keen to explore the commercial possibilities of Africa’s mobile and web revolution.

Speed limits

Last year, in a blog covering Africa, we wrote about the challenges facing the budding tech industry: corrupt governments, instability, lack of infrastructure and lack of basic resources. One year on, and these problems …

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Online brands: Everything you expected?

Posted on by Ida Hakola

… It is only now that I’ve realized that each brand also has a sort of expectation value – both online and in the real world. For example, when I buy my favorite ice cream brand from the store – a much more reliable source of satisfaction than a deck of cards – I have a very clear idea of what I’m expecting from it. Naturally I have some expectations for the product’s online brand too. And it is here that I often find myself disappointed.

The reason is that I expect more online. I …

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TeleVisions of the future

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… TV network will soon introduce Crowdsourced TV. It seems viewers will become producers, and communities will source, distribute and promote professionally curated content.

The future has never looked brighter

With all these changes the future is anyone’s guess. In case you are wondering, here are a few of mine:

With 20 minutes until the 2014 soccer World Cup final between Finland and the USA begins, I decide that I want to watch the 1000th episode of The Simpsons again. No time …

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