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How Millions of People Can Help Solve Climate Change

By Thomas W. Malone, Robert Laubacher and Laur Fisher on Wed, 15 Jan 2014 PBS If there ever was a problem that’s hard to solve, it’s climate change. It’s a complex challenge requiring more expertise than any one person can possess—in-depth knowledge of the physics of the upper atmosphere, a firm grasp on the economics […]

Thinking of Running an Open Innovation Contest? Think Again.

Randall S. Wright June 5, 2013 MIT Technology Review Open innovation contests are gaining popularity with companies. The thinking is that since not all the smart people work for your company, and technology is developing so rapidly, why not hold a contest to get the best minds competing to innovate for you? While 99 percent […]

Crowdsourcing faces ethical, legal risks

By Ellyne Phneah | June 4, 2013 — 10:30 GMT (03:30 PDT) ZDNet SINGAPORE–As crowdsourcing gains traction, risks also will emerge from companies that exploit the public for their own benefit and questions remain over which is the rightful owner of the resulting intellectual property (IP). Sean Moffitt, managing director of Wikibrands, said at Crowdsourcing […]

Freelancer.com revolutionises crowdsourcing by expanding its contest platform beyond design

SYDNEY, May 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ Freelancer.com, the number one resource for small to medium businesses and entrepreneurs, is changing the game by taking crowdsourcing to the next level. The site’s contest feature is no longer limited to just design categories, allowing SMEs and entrepreneurs to crowdsource anything, from websites and software to architecture and engineering. […]

EarthHack: Crowdsourcing the Solution to Climate Change

BY PR NEWSWIRE MAY 30, 2013 Sys-Con Media Is the solution to our biggest collective challenge, climate change, already out there, waiting to be discovered? This is exactly what the EarthHack, a new international competition launched on May 29th in London, wants to achieve: to unleash the power of creative thinking on how existing technology […]

‘Crowdsourced Democracy’ – a social contract for Congress.

Peter Diamandis Contract For Congress Tim Heile Posted on March 31, 2013 I spend most of my time immersed in Edtech but my other great passion is the potential of using technology and the power of the crowd to fix our broken democracy. A must read in this area is Lawrence Lessig’s ‘Republic, Lost’, as […]

How can we use crowdsourcing/crowdfunding to reinvent our political process and rescue our democracy?

TED Conversations Most people agree the United States is a plutocracy, not a democracy. Our politicians are beholden to the moneyed interests that helped them get elected, not the American people. We are all aware of the problem but have felt powerless to change it. But we are living in a unique time in human […]

Boom Ideanet Introduces Ethical Crowdsourcing For Freelancers and Marketers

Kansas City, MO (PRWEB) May 21, 2013 Boom Ideanet, LLC is an online creative platform that is redefining crowdsourcing. The creative idea network is populated with vetted problem-solvers who sign a non-disclosure agreement to protect the clients’ confidentiality. Just as importantly, it preserves the freelancers’ intellectual property until purchased. The new approach also redefines compensation […]

Crowdsourcing helps track attackers of journalists to other hot spots

May 21, 2013, 5:11 p.m. | Ukraine — by Pavel Podufalov, Svitlana Tuchynska KyivPost Ukraine’s online community helped to identify several men who assaulted two journalists on May 18, and track their record to other rallies, raising suspicions that the men may be professional fighters for hire by political parties for such events. After two […]

Crowdsourcing the Curriculum

May 20, 2013 – 3:00am Inside Higher Ed By Michael P. Ryan Undergraduate students should join professors in selecting the content of courses taught in the humanities. This is the conclusion I came to after teaching Humanities on Demand: Narratives Gone Viral, a pilot course at Duke University that not only introduced students to some […]