Tag Archives: Opportunities

I Plead Not Guilty

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… a good place to start looking is the website The Extraordinaries. There, amongst numerous opportunities to tag photos for museums and galleries, I found a call to write messages of encouragement to children in extreme poverty. Although unsure if such a gesture really makes anyone feel better but me, I wrote a message before continuing my search.

Other sites such as the UN’s online volunteering site gave me the chance to create educational materials for children. Noting this for …

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Trillion Fund: where normal people can invest (and save the world)

Posted on by Matt-Kennedy Good

… The first is financial markets and the way investment works at the moment. Currently, investment opportunities for smaller investors are terrible. We want to offer these people the chance to invest directly in companies they like, and achieve a decent rate of return in doing so.

The second problem is energy generation. Almost everyone accepts that we need to find an alternative to fossil fuels fast – public support for change is enormous, especially here in Western Europe. But people …

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

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… the void. Like those enlightened companies that have successfully implemented unlimited leave opportunities for staff, employers may find that if staff are treated like responsible adults, they just may just act like them, and get the job done even if they spend occasional down-time completing distributed tasks (or just playing Minesweeper).

Employers could even go a step further – like some of our customers are – and keep staff occupied all day by filling their down-time with …

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Hey! You! Get off my crowd: is crowdsourcing becoming a meaningless buzzword?

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… to get this sort of attention, the focus on competitive crowdsourcing distracts from the unique opportunities that the crowd can offer.

As we have discussed before, competitive crowdsourcing, which only ends up using a single participant’s work, is the least effective form of crowdsourcing. Crowds are most productive when they work together, as we’ve seen with our experience at Digitalkoot, where thousands of small contributions added up to a huge achievement. In competitive …


The land that time forgot: How crowdsourcing can help bring Cuba into the 21st Century

Posted on by Tommaso De Benetti

… country to visit, actually living there probably isn’t. Ordinary Cubans are crying out for the opportunities most of the world takes for granted. With some decent internet access, crowdsourcing could help kickstart this process (there is definitely no shortage of paper forms that need transcribing). It could be the start of a much needed second revolution.

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