Companies utilizing crowdsourcing should know that a consistent brand experience can be your best marketing friend. But a brand that has lost its way can also be your worst enemy. Crowdsourcing participants are seeking a consistently branded and engaging experience wherever they engage with your company or organization; whether it's online, in a community, in a retail store or at an event. You have to be religious about defining, designing and applying your brand.
First, if you aren't familiar with the term "recursion" please allow me to allow you a moment to google it. Go ahead, and when Google asks you if you meant "recursion" and you click on that, you'll be in the right frame of mind for this post..........Ohhhhhhmmmmmmm.
Often hilarious & always with dead-pan delivery, The Onion, the fake news website, has made a video making fun of the of crowdfunding as a way for people to beg for money to make 'useless stuff'. While the video is mainly just something meant to be amusing, it also brings up some great questions...
You don’t hear that phrase "Traffic is Awesome" stated very often. However, the opportunity for crowdsourcing to have a huge impact on traffic and the way in which we navigate through it is immense. By definition, traffic affects a large group of people. Thus, if you could tap into what members of the group are experiencing, you can accurately map and track traffic conditions. This is a natural application of crowdsourcing.
If you bought the most advanced robotic arm on the planet, what would you do with it? It would be cool to put in your hallway and program it to wave when people walked by, but is that really worth hundreds of thousands of dollars? Now, take that same robotic arm, add some video camera's to it, and let people on the Internet control its movements. Now you really have something.
In months prior, I have written about the ease at which new platforms are launched and the diversity of crowdfunding models and how they are accepted in Europe and the US. Reading those articles, you will probably know that I am sceptical about the booming development platforms and how they all consider themselves to be the financial infrastructures of the future.
At times where drastic cuts are being implemented in education, health and culture – possibly the three mainstays of a developed society – and citizens are facing an unforeseeable future, young aspiring artists turn to alternative ways of trying to make their dreams come true.
"Can you crowdsource the building of a house?" I saw this question on Quora the other day, and I immediately chuckled, and was about to move on. But, then I saw an answer. I starting reading it, and thought "By Jove! I suppose you can crowdsource the buidlign of a house!" With Luca's permission Daily Crowdsource wants to share it with you.
Want to save the planet? Want to travel around the globe? If you answered 'yes' to these questions, you, my friend, need to volunteer abroad. There's only one problem. Volunteering abroad can take some serious cash. That is just the reality. Paying for the travel & lodging needed for any kind of trip is always a pretty big financial burden.
For crowdsourcing purists, who sleep with copies of The Wisdom of Crowds under their pillows, the rise of the 'contest' model of crowdsourcing has been like watching an American remake of your favorite TV show: the characters may have the same names, but what made it special has gone (and where did that wisecracking robot-butler come from?).