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The Top Five Crowdsourcing Mega-trends. I had my eyes opened to the massive growth of the crowdsourcing industry at a SXSW panel earlier this year.

The Top Five Crowdsourcing Mega-trends

Ever since then, I have been looking for an opportunity to bring more information on this trend to {grow}. I’m fortunate today to have an expert on the subject, David Bratvold, provide a guest post: If you’re not yet familiar with crowdsourcing, it’s a new work process that involves getting a crowd of people to help with a task typically performed by one employee or contractor. Imagine needing a new logo for your business.

Rather than hire a freelancer, agency, or in-house designer, with crowdsourcing you can post your need and several designers will compete and create a custom logo just for you. While this is a common example, today crowdsourcing extends far beyond simple graphic design and can be broken down into four main subcategories: Microtasks – Taking a project and breaking it into tiny bits as seen on Amazon’s Mechanical Turk (“the online marketplace for work.”). All posts. Category:Peerfunding. This wiki section is dedicated to the topic of "How do we make Peer Production sustainable?


Why It Is Crucial that Peer Production Companies Refuse Venture Capital Investments Also read: Podcast: Bauwens, Kleiner, Restakis on Cooperative, Commons-Based Venture Funding Donations-based business model Crowdfunding business model Freemium as a business model To be developed: Ethical finance Social investment and philantropic venture capital Microfinance Social lending Prizes Top 40 Platforms for Crowdfunding Social Change The Open Venturing Accelerator‎‎ of the Hub Launchpad‎, an expression of the Open Venture Movement‎‎ that funds open and transparent companies (see also the proposals for an Open Limited Company‎ form and a (Open Company Sector‎ Goteo, commons and community oriented crowdfunding platform Gittip is a way to give small weekly cash gifts to people you love and are inspired by. Indy Johar on the Open Venture Movement "Our hypothesis 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Key Articles Key Policies. Crowdsourcing. Crowdsourcing, a modern business term coined in 2005,[1] is defined by Merriam-Webster as the process of obtaining needed services, ideas, or content by soliciting contributions from a large group of people, especially an online community, rather than from employees or suppliers.[2][1] A portmanteau of crowd and outsourcing,[3][4] its more specific definitions are yet heavily debated.[5] This mode of sourcing is often used to divide work between participants,[6] and has a history of success prior to the digital age—"offline".


By definition, crowdsourcing combines the efforts of numerous self-selected volunteers or part-time workers; each person's contribution combines with those of others to achieve a cumulative result. Definitions[edit] "Simply defined, crowdsourcing represents the act of a company or institution taking a function once performed by employees and outsourcing it to an undefined (and generally large) network of people in the form of an open call.

Historical examples[edit] Crowd funding. Crowdfunding is the practice of funding a project or venture by raising monetary contributions from a large number of people, typically via the internet.[1] One early-stage equity expert described it as “the practice of raising funds from two or more people over the internet towards a common Service, Project, Product, Investment, Cause, and Experience, or SPPICE.”[2] The crowdfunding model is fueled by three types of actors: the project initiator who proposes the idea and/or project to be funded; individuals or groups who support the idea; and a moderating organization (the "platform") that brings the parties together to launch the idea.[3] In 2013, the crowdfunding industry grew to be over $5.1 billion worldwide.[4] History[edit] Types[edit] The Crowdfunding Centre's May 2014 report identified the existence of two primary types of crowdfunding: Rewards-based[edit] Equity[edit] Debt-based[edit] Litigation[edit] Charity[edit] Role of the crowd[edit]

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Crowdsourcing på svenska, en sammanfattning.