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Crowdsourcing

5 Ways to Tap the Crowd to Drive Change

Skoll Foundation | Posted 12.22.2014 | Impact
Skoll Foundation

As many other groups look to leverage crowdfunding and other unique approaches to fundraising, we wanted to share some of the our top five pointers for building successful crowdfunding campaigns.

The Games of Our Lives

John Feffer | Posted 12.18.2014 | World
John Feffer

Welcome to the latest generation of computer games. They don't so much help you escape reality as insert you back into it at a different angle.

This Crowdsourcing Startup Empowers Locals

Dieter Holger | Posted 12.05.2014 | Technology
Dieter Holger

Americans are frustrated with the powers that be but that doesn't mean they should ignore local issues directly affecting them. In Santa Cruz citizens are proposing solutions to the water crisis with the help of crowdsourcing startup Civinomics. How? With an app of course.

International Operators of Equity Crowdfunding Sites Beware -- The SEC May Come After You

Gary Emmanuel | Posted 11.25.2014 | Business
Gary Emmanuel

Until the adoption of SEC rules to implement the crowdfunding exemption, operators of crowdfunding platforms should tread with extreme caution to ensure compliance with U.S. securities laws. Eureeca discovered this the hard way.

Can Ocean Health Be Saved Through Underwater Apps?

Brett Greene | Posted 11.25.2014 | Denver
Brett Greene

On the last EcoWatch report card our oceans received a "D" grade. This grade is based on factors including pollution, overfishing and the impacts of climate change, biodiversity, carbon storage, coastal protection, clean waters, natural products, coastal livelihoods, economies, tourism and recreation.

Crowdsourcing Healthcare

Phil Simon | Posted 11.13.2014 | Business
Phil Simon

Thanks to technology, just about every industry has dramatically changed in the last 20 years -- with one glaring omission: healthcare.

Writer Gets Readers to Pay Him to Edit his Manuscript

Keith Thomson | Posted 11.19.2014 | Books
Keith Thomson

One of the hardest parts of the writing process is getting honest feedback. Close friends and family think nothing of lying in order to spare your feelings about as little as a poem. So they'll sooner tell you that your baby is ugly than that they didn't like the manuscript you've agonized over for two years.

Fast-Growing Startup Challenges the Legal System: An Interview with PeopleClaim's Mark Deuitch

Mike Ragogna | Posted 12.20.2014 | Business
Mike Ragogna

An Interview with Mark Deuitch, Founder and CEO of PeopleClaim.com Mike Ragogna: Mark, tell us about PeopleClaim.com. What's its goal? Mark Deui...

3 Ways to Use CrowdFunding for Market Research

Steve Olenski | Posted 12.14.2014 | Business
Steve Olenski

An unsuccessful crowdfunding campaign may seem devastating. Ostensibly, if you didn't reach or exceed your funding goal, you can safely assume that what you offered didn't fit a specific need or wasn't good enough to warrant public funding; or simply that your campaign didn't spread to enough pockets.

Promoting Malala's Vision for Youth Through Global Dignity Day

Giovanna Mingarelli | Posted 12.14.2014 | Impact
Giovanna Mingarelli

Given the widespread use of social media and text messaging, one of the most common themes being discussed is bullying, where at least half of teens worldwide have been bullied online in the last few years.

Can Crowdsourcing Play A Role In Preventing Suicide?

Robert R. Morris | Posted 11.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert R. Morris

Established therapies such as cognitive-behavioral therapy can address distorted, negative thinking and can be extremely effective for disorders like depression and anxiety. But the demand for these treatments exceeds the resources available. New innovations are sorely needed to fill the gaps, not to replace existing models of treatment, but to extend basic practices of mental well-being to the general public.

In New Hollywood, Lines Blur Between Filmmakers and Viewers

Tamar Abrams | Posted 11.13.2014 | Entertainment
Tamar Abrams

As young filmmakers lay siege to Hollywood and indie films gather steam against the studio system, the line between creators and consumers begins to blur.

Crowdsourcing Human Rights

Faisal Al Mutar | Posted 09.11.2014 | Impact
Faisal Al Mutar

Whenever someone mentions the internet and social media, generally people think of pictures of cats, selfies, and food. But the Internet can do so much more. It has become a central tool in the struggle for human rights.

Startup Accelerator Applying Multisided Crowdsourcing

Soren Petersen | Posted 11.08.2014 | Business
Soren Petersen

Identifying and attracting potential startup firms has so far been a game of chance, with far too much money chasing far too few opportunities. Thos...

How Deadspin Can Maximize Its Innovative Effort to Collect Police Shooting Data

John Roman, Ph.D. | Posted 10.25.2014 | Crime
John Roman, Ph.D.

In the wake of the recent deaths at police hands of Michael Brown and so many others, people have rightly called for a thorough empirical analysis of how often and under what circumstances the police shoot civilians.

Design in Startups from the Get-Go

Soren Petersen | Posted 10.08.2014 | Business
Soren Petersen

There has never been a better time to start a company since there is an abundance of capital, talent and growth rate. The rules of game have changed from a "make and sell" mentality to "how fast can one turn ideas/knowledge."

The Dalai Lama Film : An Interview with Mickey Lemle

Stephanie Spiro | Posted 10.04.2014 | Arts
Stephanie Spiro

This month I'd like to focus on the timely and extraordinarily important Kickstarter campaign for filmmaker Mickey Lemle's The Dalai Lama Film, raising funds on Kickstarter until August 10th.

Move the Crowd

Savas Abadsidis | Posted 09.26.2014 | Business
Savas Abadsidis

Ever since Zack Brown raised over $50K for his potato salad recipe on Kickstarter, the world has tried to make heads or tails over what the winning formula for a successful crowd sourcing campaign should entail. Enter Dekker Dreyer.

5 Sites That Make Your Small Business Life Easier

Ebong Eka | Posted 09.17.2014 | Small Business
Ebong Eka

Starting a business is easy... If you're thinking I'm nuts, I will explain. Running your business is the difficult part.

7 Crowd Funding Alternatives to Potato Salad

Jessica Miller-Merrell | Posted 09.14.2014 | Business
Jessica Miller-Merrell

I happened upon the potato salad Kickstarter crowd funding after seeing an article in my Facebook feed over the holiday weekend. I clicked the link. I...

8 Content Marketing Tips for When No One Reads Your Content

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 09.13.2014 | Small Business
Sajeel Qureshi

Congrats on posting your infographic, blog, video or webinar. One problem: Uncle Jeb is your only reader. So what should you do?

Viral Hoax Garners Thousands in Sympathy Funds Online

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. | Posted 08.26.2014 | Technology
Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

Even though I know I can't believe everything I read or see online, sometimes I still do. But there are people who use lies and deception with unclear motives on the Internet.

Crowd-Sourced Filmmaking: Depending on the Kindness of Strangers

Mitchell Rose | Posted 08.25.2014 | Arts
Mitchell Rose

I've made 25 films in which I've done funny, I've done dramatic and conceptual and beautiful. In this film, I wanted to go for something I hadn't tried -- joyous. And I hoped to do that in a celebration of humanity.

DIBS: The Next Broad City

Jarryd Willis | Posted 08.25.2014 | Comedy
Jarryd Willis

As we all wait for season two of Broad City we have a few options for how to cope. We could sit in a dark room and cry, try to invent a time machine, or fall in love with a new series. If you chose the latter, DIBS is the best cure for Broad City withdrawals.

Crowdsourcing Is Killing Your Copy

Megan Atkinson | Posted 08.24.2014 | Impact
Megan Atkinson

The words you use to inspire the masses, influence change, and shake the world by its shoulders need to be YOUR words spoken in YOUR voice reinforcing YOUR message.