Microvolunteering Wednesday is excited to bring you a microvolunteering opportunity using fun new ingredients: robotic arms, animal shelter cats, and webcams. With rooms set up for cats to interact with robotic toys, the Oregon Humane Society and AprioriControl are helping bring together internet controlled robotics with online microvolunteering.
Over the last year, crowdfunding has moved from the fringe to the mainstream. Sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo have become a viable source of funding for both artistic and commercial projects. Crowdfunding has helped find backing for everything from Double Fine's latest adventure game to an incredibly versatile $20 iPhone tripod mount (plus a surprisingly moving documentary on Angolan Death Metal).
Everyone who sees a popular crowdfunding project, like Kickstarter’s Pebble watch, most likely thinks for a second about how it got to be such a big deal... Did they hire a publicist? Did it just go viral on social-media & the news? These questions have plagued us too! So, we did a little research, and we’d like to share it; here’s one story from one incredibly successful project on GoFundMe.
A good platform must always evolve and change to suit the needs to its users. This is why it's refreshing to see Amazon Mechanical Turk, the original online micro-workplace, release its Categorization App to better help its workers and providers talk to each other.
Did you know crowdsourcing is already changing the way the government makes decisions and policies, empowering the public and taking “We the People” to a whole new level?
For once, all the cool kids are doing it right--crowdsourcing is not just cool, it's an effective way to get things done quickly. Whether you're a Fortune 500 company that needs a voiceover for a presentation or you're a Mom and Pop dog grooming shop that needs a logo, crowdsourcing is an affordable option for both.
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SciFundChallenge.org, a science crowdfudning initiative, was started by a biologist and ecologist who wondered if they could effectively boost science funding with the emerging trend of crowdfunding. It turns out they need not wonder; they certainly can, and with help from the crowd, they did.
Personalization has proven to be a key element of many successful crowdfunding campaigns, especially for creative projects.
Since Crowdfunder has recieved $400k in seed funding from a group of angel investors in early May, the company is now launching their site in public beta with a contest. Crowdfunder is "a Business Crowdfunding platform that will enable U.S. startups and small businesses to raise funds by selling equity, debt, and revenue-based securities to investors online."