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" Sai qual è il grande problema di LiquidFeedback? La delega. In Italia è vista con sospetto perché può sempre trasformarsi in voto di scambio.
Nell'era del 2.0 i soldi non cadono dal cielo, ma vengono dal basso, dalla folla. Si chiama crowdfunding ed è il sistema che permette a chi ha un'idea o un progetto di reperire in rete il denaro necessario a realizzarlo. Ad aprire la strada, in questa direzione, sono stati gli americani di Kickstarter e Indiegogo, seguite dall'inglese Crowdcube . Grazie al sito britannico lo scorso novembre l'ideatore di Rushmore Club ha raccolto un milione di sterline da investire nell'espansione del gruppo londinese della ristorazione.
Blog Scritto da admin il 5 October 2012 - 2 Commenti Okobici è un servizio di bike sharing peer-to-peer fondato sulla condivisione, all’interno di una community di ciclisti e cicloamatori, di bici private, grazie all’utilizzo di un dispositivo tecnologico applicato alle biciclette e di una interfaccia (web e mobile) per la gestione e l’interazione con il servizio. Il dispositivo di Okobici riassume tutta la infrastruttura tradizionale di un bikesharing: un lucchetto, un sistema di riconoscimento utente, un sistema per il dialogo del dispositivo con il server. Esso si applica in maniera irreversibile alla bicicletta e la rende condivisibile.
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One of the trends spurred by the widespread adoption of mobile technology and cloud services is working away from the office. This can mean working at home after hours and it can mean working while traveling for business (or vacation). Increasingly, however, it means working almost exclusively in a home office, shared office space that's separate from the rest of your organization, a coworking space, or any other location. When I started my career as a writer just over fifteen years ago, I remember family members being flabbergasted that the Internet allowed me to work full time from home. Things have changed dramatically over those fifteen years and working remotely, or "teleworking" as the federal government dubs it, has become increasingly common.
What is Ziptask? Ziptask is a fully-managed, digital workforce that works on your software, website, design, or office document projects, with an army of freelance contractors within our managed virtual workforce. How much does it cost? Ziptask charges just 39 cents per minute for most types of work.
Yes, you gotta love Lego! Not only is the company doing amazingly well during this ”crisis”; they are also constantly experimenting with new ways of working together with partners. Their new thing is Lego Cuusoo . Here Lego has teamed up with Cuusoo , which is a Japanese pioneer of user innovative product design that introduced a design-to-order process already in 1998.
The headline screams like a disaster. It’s not really that bad. Yes, Lego took a loss around that size when they decided to shut down their online game, Lego Universe , but they also learned some valuable lessons.
UPDATE: This is now the topic of my South by Southwest proposal. Please go vote for and comment on it here . We’re not going to have a jobless recovery.
10 November 2011 ***please note the different time for this event only: 4:45 registration, 5:00-7:00 program George E. Pake Auditorium, PARC map/ directions Crowdsourcing is changing both the way we work, as well as the way Internet applications are designed and delivered. It's no longer just the domain of technologists (who can now achieve breakthroughs together never before achievable); crowdsourcing is now ripe for enterprise professionals to understand and leverage the possibilities for their business goals. From Wikipedia and YouTube, crowdsourcing has moved to a $5B "crowd worker" industry with applications proliferating for productivity, research, marketing, advertising, creative development, corporate workflow management, language translations, and much more -- see a list of projects here .
OK, this isn't working anymore. Too many people either don't have a job or the ones that do are predominantly dissatisfied . We've been talking about networked organisations and distributed work for decades, but productivity gains have been dim the past ten years. Everything worked just well enough to not think about structural changes. We tried to apply collaboration and fancy search platforms like new paint on a crumbling house that could be fixed.
Work marketplaces like MTurk are great for accomplishing small, well defined nuggets of work, such as labeling images and transcribing audio, but terrible for many more complex and labor intensive real world tasks. Over the last year, Robert Kraut, Niki Kittur and I formalized a general process of solving such complex problems using MTurk. We proposed three basic types of tasks and explored them in two neat experimental applications.
Legion is a system that allows end users to easily capture existing GUIs and outsource them for collaborative, real-time control by the crowd. Legion introduces a new style of crowdsourcing, one in which the crowd no longer works as a set of disjoint individuals working on tasks which have been broken down ahead of time, but rather as a single, reliable, worker. This approach enables the crowd to control continuous tasks and interfaces. To use Legion, users: • Select a portion of their desktop interface that they would like the crowd to control • Provide a natural language description of the task for the crowd to perform • Offer a price that they are willing to pay.