Trend Hunter PRO - Trend Database of Crowdsourced Insight
Flash analysis: Collaborative consumption – a first look at the new web-sharing economy
How Do You Save a Dying Language? Crowdsource It - Education Websites have already tackled language education, but it's not that easy to learn Navajo or Lakota from places like Wikiversity or the Rosetta Project. A 32-year-old South Dakotan is looking to fill that gap. Biagio Arobba has launched LiveAndTell, a user-generated content site for documenting and learning rare languages.
How consumers can help you create new products | How consumers can help you create new products Marketing Progressive companies have realised that new social media such as Facebook and Twitter can be an asset in new product development. Rajesh Chandy shares his thoughts on a major study of ‘consumer cocreation’ that he conducted with four other professors. What they found could easily reshape the way you bring your next new product to market. In 2011, Facebook has 600 million active users; and the number is growing.
How to use crowdsourcing techniques in your virtual team — Online Collaboration A challenge of managing a virtual team is getting timely and thorough input and participation from team members. Whether it’s voicing an opinion on an internal company policy or putting in their two cents during a creative brainstorming session for a client project, not being in the same room can leave some folks out of the mix, despite your best efforts to be inclusive. One way to ensure everyone has their say — or is at least given the opportunity to provide input — is to apply some principles of crowdsourcing to internal team communications. One of the most common definitions of crowdsourcing is “an open call to an undefined group of people.” This definition would seem to exclude a call for input to a more defined and limited group: your employees.
Site connects authors & readers to crowdfund new books
Over the last couple of years, Kickstarter’s growth as a source of disruption in the creative industries has been pretty hard to ignore. Om extolled the site’s virtues just the other day, and the concept that anybody who has an idea can try to raise money to get it finished has become a big hit — allowing them to raise millions of dollars for gadgets, fashion and even films. It’s so successful, in fact, that investors are now jumping in to back projects that don’t reach their target. Kickstarter for Books? Given Kickstarter’s success, it’s no surprise to see new services trying to piggyback on the idea of crowdfunding. Niche Crowdfunding Sites Need to Aim Higher to Succeed Tech News and Analysis
Facing Budget Woes, Prominent Crowdsourcing Project Will Scale Back - Wired Campus Even crowdsourcing can cost money. That reality is forcing scholars to scale back a groundbreaking project that relies on volunteers to transcribe the unpublished manuscripts of the philosopher Jeremy Bentham. University College London’s Transcribe Bentham project gained widespread attention as a potentially powerful new way to speed up scholarly work.
The Foresight of Crowds By Doug Randall Photographs by Rod Graves How do you predict the future? It’s a question as old—and as constantly evolving—as human history. Ancient augurs looked for answers in the flight patterns of birds and, if that didn’t work, their entrails.
Transformative Growth Create new revenue streams, improve products and services and gain a competitive edge by making innovation a mission-critical, repeatable business process in your organization. Cost Efficiencies Your employees know. Find new solutions to traditional problems, reduce costs through process innovation and streamline work. Social ROI
Crowdsourcing | Government 2.0 Taskforce This site was developed to support the Government 2.0 Taskforce, which operated from June to December 2009. The Government responded to the Government 2.0 Taskforce's report on 3 May 2010. As such, comments are now closed but you are encouraged to continue the conversation at agimo.govspace.gov.au. Design by Ben Crothers of Catch Media CC BY 2.5 Posts tagged ‘Crowdsourcing’
The term “strategic planning” conjures up images of suits in conference rooms diagramming the path to world domination on whiteboards. All too often, strategic planning is an activity reserved for the organizational elite—executives aided by consultants. The top dogs think up all the big ideas—and the “troops” execute the plan. Not so for one organization. Last year, the Wikimedia Foundation, a 50-person non-profit supporting Wikipedia and related projects, turned the conventional approach to setting strategy on its head. Against a backdrop of slowing Wikipedia contributions and a declining number of active editors, the foundation turned where it has always turned for answers: to its worldwide community of volunteer “Wikimedians.” Reimagining the organization Wikipedia-style: How a Thousand Volunteers Built a Strategic Plan