Crowdsourcing is very often cited for the execution of simple tasks as part of larger jobs, but less frequently is it taken into consideration for the execution of activities of complex, continuous, critical enterprise core business processes. But it is being proven that this becomes a real and immediate option if the crowdsourcing process is able to compete with the outsourcing option that enterprises have.
In our line of work, we know innovation is not possible with a mob. Crowds need more than a platform and a connection to a brand; crowds need a sense of community...
Work principles such as crowdsourcing, along with the rise of social media, are shaping journalism by transforming the crowd from an unthinking herd into critical-thinking swarms of citizen journalists. Nowadays, anyone with the urge can share information, images, and video with news outlets or through online forums & add their own perspective.
Tickets to Crowdopolis, the world's greatest showcase of crowdsourcing ingenuity, are now sold out. The world's biggest leaders in crowdsourcing will convene Feb 27-28 in New York City to a sold-out conference. If you were lucky enough to get tickets before Crowdopolis sold out over the weekend, you'll be able to hear presentations from our hand-selected group of speakers
323 Media is a video production firm that started in mid-2011. They are a three-person group based in Columbia City, Indiana. This is the story of how this team is cranking full-speed-ahead, thanks to crowdsourcing.
The microtasking side of crowdsourcing is growing at an incredible rate - and there's no way to know which companies are worth pursuing & which are smoke & mirrors. Or, worse yet, which stats are created from thin air. In 2012 I conducted the first research report on enterprise based crowdsourcing to help sift through the clutter to point out what the best uses & platforms of microtasking are.
At Crowdopolis 12 LA, CMO of GE's Healthymagination, Lisa Kennedy, discusses how the Healthymagination program aims to cure cancer with help from the crowd. Kennedy shares their experiences and lessons, pointing out that it takes a village to solve some of the world's toughest challenges.
Microtasking, citizen science, crowd contests... the potential of distributed labor and crowdsourced idea generation is becoming clear to government agencies and NGOs. Although we sometimes perceive governments as being slow to adopt new technologies on this "series of tubes" we call the Internet, the social-momentum behind crowdsourcing is forcing them to take notice and get proactive about embracing these new, open methods of communication, innovation and productivity.
Today, CrowdEngineering announced the appointment of Wesley O'Brien as their new CEO. O'Brien replaces their interim CEO, Ron Guerriero, who has served since September 2012.
Peter LaMotte, CEO of GeniusRocket and Crowd Leader, announced that he has stepped down from his role at the video crowdsourcing agency. GeniusRocket was one of the first creative crowdsourcing companies, launching in 2007, and remains a fixture in the video crowdsourcing world.