"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?).
There’s no doubt that when it comes to raising money online, Facebook is an extremely powerful tool. Studies have shown that Facebook drives the most donations in comparison to all other social networks. Therefore, it pays to pay attention to The Social Network.
Crowdfunding began as a way for creative artists to pool together money directly from the crowd to put toward their next film, album, or exhibit without having to bow low before investors and executives. But as crowdfunding becomes more viable a means for financing creative projects, the bigger boys and girls like Jon Heder and Whoopi Goldberg are encroaching on this territory.
Today, Daily Crowdsource is hosting, Crowdopolis, a day-long conference on The Future of Crowdsourcing in Content Marketing, Advertising, and Tech, in sunny Los Angeles. Chances are, right now, as you're reading this, our attendees are learning how to implement & improve crowdsourcing work processes within their business from some of the top crowdsourcing service providers and most innovative fortune 500 companies around.
Two years ago, a broad study at the Carnegie Mellon University psychologists came to the conclusion that the performance of groups solving cognitive tasks is strongly correlated with the social sensitivity and not – as one might think – with the average or maximum individual intelligence of group members.
Crowdsourcing has historically been defined from a business standpoint as little more than a series of one-off projects. Fortunately for all of us, there is an exciting sea-change underway for the crowdsourcing industry and we all need to be ready to embrace it!
The UK Government has announced its reform programme for the civil service - while this might not sound so exciting, it could mark a significant advance for crowdsourcing better policy and ultimately have profound implications for how government works around the world.
Have you ever sung in front of your relatives or friends? If you have, whether you were terrible or not, one of them probably got all excited and with a bright look on their face said: “You should try out for American Idol!!!”... Whether or not you rolled your eyes at this comment or were encouraged, one thing is certain: If you want to try out for American Idol, you no longer have an excuse not to. Your friends can help you by voting for you with their dollar.