Tag Archives: Organization
March 21, 2012
… experts is highly significant for companies like Microtask, as it demonstrates the importance of organization. For example, the DigiTalkoot project only requires volunteers to be able to read. The more specialized work of compiling the work of crowd members is left to software designed by experts, just as Herzog and Hertwig’s ignorant crowd were able to make accurate predictions thanks to the expert organizational and analytic skills of the researchers.
The combination of a crowd and a …
April 11, 2011
… fans. We play games, we write about games, we make games. However, being a mature and friendly organization, we realize that sometimes it’s good to check in with the opposition (even if it’s just so you know where to aim). Happily for us, critics of gamification rarely lay into full-blown games like Digitalkoot. Instead they tend to attack companies like Foursquare, who apply game-mechanics to non-game sites and apps.
Counter-intuitively, game designers are often the biggest …
February 14, 2011
… apathy seems the only logical solution: one individual cannot make a difference.
Happily, one organization has shown that this is not true: if we all clean up our act, we can make a difference. Let’s do it! is an Estonian platform that calls on the crowd to tackle illegal waste. Only 3 years old, Let’s do it! has achieved some remarkable things. In 2008, it mobilized 3% of Estonia’s population to clean up 10,000 tons of litter. For free. In one day.
Let’s do it again?
February 11, 2011
… the paid crowdsourcing industry has a lot to learn from the site: better collaboration, better organization, how to stick around for a whole decade et cetera. At the same time, I think it’s a two-way street. Crowdsourcing startups have come up with some innovative ways of attracting a diverse crowd: using social networks, gamification, simple APIs, and solid reward structures. If Wikipedians looked down from their ivory tower, they might just learn something from the current generation …Amazon Mechanical Turk, crowd, crowdsourcing, crowdsourcing platform, distributed work, eBay, google, Jimmy Wales, Mechanical Turk, Wikimedia Foundation, Wikipedia | 3 Comments
January 24, 2011
… part,” Kris admits. “Our idea was that we’d have pre-arranged meet ups. We started the organization process in the summer but some companies responded that they just didn’t have time. Jani Penttinen, entrepreneur and founder of the multilingual social network XihaLife, had some wise words: “Don’t worry, the startup scene is not the same everywhere. Don’t expect every place to be like Helsinki, where it is very easy to do stuff like this.”
Faced with this …Denmark, Finland, Iceland, nordic countries, Norway, salesman, Sweden, tech startups, travelling, trip | 5 Comments
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