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Educators To Crowdsource Solutions To Classroom Problems

Don Tapscott | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Don Tapscott

For years I've argued that every institution needs to move from a "plan and push" mentality to a stance of "engage and co-create." The new web enables...

4 Food Makes Crowdsourced Donut Burgers With Veggie Filling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

4 Food is a new fast food concept that's just launched in NYC. They make hamburgers with the centers cut out. (Think meat donuts). Then they fill the...

Ten Minutes with James DeJulio, President and Co-Founder of Tongal

Fabio Periera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Fabio Periera

It's official: Google is evil. As one of the leading dark forces in the current net neutrality debate, Google has partnered with other large media and...

Jobs for a "Two Billion Global Workforce"

Alexia Parks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Alexia Parks

What type of jobs would you assign if you could mobilize two billion people in major cities in 60 countries around the world?

Three Signs That Government Is More Innovative Than Ever

Steve Ressler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Steve Ressler

For the past couple weeks, GovLoop has been highlighting the hottest mobile applications, website re-designs, and social media contests coming out of government. Here are a couple of the latest examples.

Spending Our Cognitive Surplus

Bradley W. Bloch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bradley W. Bloch

For the large swath of humanity that lives in modern industrial societies, the great existential question is simply this: What are we to do with our free time?

Headstrong, Part II: The Creative Process

Marian Salzman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marian Salzman

I wrote in my last post about my life-changing experience of being diagnosed with a brain tumor and having a craniotomy three years ago to remove it. ...

Tapping a Million Green Brains

Marc Stoiber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Marc Stoiber

Mass collaboration in business was, until quite recently, a concept treated with suspicion. Today, we're seeing an explosion of collaboration that unabashedly taps the creative reservoir of the masses.

Crowd (fill in the blank) is Good for Giving

Dennis Whittle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Dennis Whittle

Recent philanthropic campaigns from several companies and foundations have demonstrated the power of crowdsourcing and crowdfunding. One of the most impressive of these has been the Pepsi Refresh Project.

Does Crowdsourcing Threaten Your Job (or Offer New Opportunity)?

Niel Robertson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Niel Robertson

Crowdsourcing mobilizes crowds to help solve problems. That's great for the organization with the problem, but is it good for you? Or, as critics contend, is crowdsourcing a threat to your profession that you should resist?

Crowdsourcing election monitoring in Guinea: your help needed!

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Okay, the deal is that people have mashed together technologies to enable people on the ground to report what's going on, but they need your help fi...

Saving the Gulf with Helium, String and a Digital Camera

Colin Delany | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Colin Delany

Originally published on On top of the online reporting system for damage from the BP spill we looked at earlier, here's more crowdsourci...

The Virtual Assembly Line

Leila Chirayath Janah | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Leila Chirayath Janah

I think the virtual assembly line is the defining trend in labor in the next century. It's also one of the best tools in our arsenal for fighting poverty.

Time for a BP Summit

Christine Pelosi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Christine Pelosi

The BP disaster is the oil company's responsibility -- and it is Barack Obama's moment. There is no better time and place to unequivocally assert the President's voice than now in the Gulf with a BP summit.

Crowdsourcing: A Legitimate Marketing Resource

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sarah O'Leary

Realizing that fans' creative energy can increase awareness and sales, marketers are giving more control of brands to consumers with campaigns like Mountain Dew's Dewmocracy and Doritos "Crash the Super Bowl" contest.

You're Invited to a Digital Brainstorm

Don Tapscott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Don Tapscott

The Net Gen Education Challenge is a call for ideas to shape the future of education, and this year we're also looking for ideas on how to fix the world's institutions, such as business and government.

Crank The Earth: Chicago Duo Starts Crowdsourcing Site For Bike Apparel

Chicago Reader | Cheryl Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

If T-shirts, then why not bike jerseys? That's what cyclist Sherry Keating thought upon reading an article about the Chicago-based T-shirt company Thr...

The Fundamental Dishonesty of the Republican YouCut Budget Project

Colin Delany | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Colin Delany

The fruits of Eric Cantor's new "YouCut" project made it to the House floor last week, with results entirely predictable: nothing passed, and it did s...

Online Voting: The Organization Who Cried Wolf

George Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
George Weiner

Nearly every nonprofit has been tempted by the possibility of winning cash through a voting-based contest. However, organizations run the risk of "list fatigue," tiring loyal supporters with too many messages.

Help Us Liberate Government Records During Sunshine Week

Ellen Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ellen Miller

As part of Sunshine Week, The Center for Public Integrity and the Sunlight Foundation are looking for help with The Data Mine, a new online series identifying inaccessible or difficult to use information.

Creating Online Communities that Work -- .gov is the New .com --

Alexander Howard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Alexander Howard

Listening to people rather than talking at people. That was Anil Dash's summary of a basic challenge that lies ahead for many world's representatives as they explore Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, blogs and other online platforms

How to Live on $0 a Day: Get in Touch With Your Inner Savvy Businessman

Lesley Stern | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lesley Stern

Note to men: unless your wife has a paying job or a trust fund, you'll want to get rid of her and all other dead weight. As you become more savvy, you'll probably want a brand new trophy wife.

Mr. Splashy Pants

Dennis Whittle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Dennis Whittle

This is a great TED video of Reddit's Alexis Ohanian illustrating the challenges -- and rewards -- of giving up control, even when working on serious issues.

Roadify: Community-Powered Service Helps Users Find Parking

Dan Gould | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Gould

Roadify prompts users to text in the short code 'GIVE' to the service whenever they leave a parking spot, and users looking for a spot can text 'GET' to find recently available parking.

Crowdsourcing Content and Demand: Andrew Sullivan's "View From Your Window" Book

Eileen Gittins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Eileen Gittins

For three years, Sullivan had been inviting his blog community to upload pictures of the view from their windows. He wanted to compile a selection of these images into a book that captures the breadth and width of the web.