In this video podcast, David explores crowdsourcing tactics and the systematic approach versus serendipity. As part of a Crowdscanner TAG Challenge Mr. Grier accidentally wins the contest, and he is made to re-examine the value of crowdsourcing as a problem solving tool.
In my last post, I wrote about how differences in legislation between the United States and Europe could create totally different playing fields for crowdfinancing initiatives, in where crowdfunding is applied as a technique for raising investment money, that aims to gain value by interest, dividend payments or share-value.
Some things in life just don’t make sense. Case in point: that oversized and wasteful plastic packaging which is impossible to open without a nuclear powered crowbar. When you finally get it open it forms razor sharp edges that shred your hands to pieces like some sadistic man trap.
At Chaordix we are often asked to explain the Crowdsourcing landscape from our perspective. What different types of crowdsourcing exist, how are they differentiated from each other, how they impact participants, and how businesses might benefit from them. Last month we wrote about Crowdfunding, and we provided some key examples. This month we are exploring Crowd Labour.
Our team just wrapped a project with a national Consumer Package Goods brand that took a unique approach to testing out the crowdsourcing world. The brand team decided to launch two simultaneous projects on two separate crowdsourcing sites. A bake off if you will. One project was held on a traditional video contest site while the other, with the exact same budget, was launched through our curated crowdsourcing process.
The crowdfunding world was abuzz this past week. After an amazing start to their month of February, Kickstarter announced that they are on track to distribute more funds in 2012 than the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). This is undeniably great news for the industry at large, but it got me thinking: What does this mean for the role of government in a future where crowdfunding has really taken off?
Daily Crowdsource is pleased to announce the newest member of its growing Crowd Leaders team, Jonathan Moyal. Jonathan is currently Founder of Luck Ant, a crowdfunding platform for small businesses that helps consumers improve the stores they love.
Today, we interact with virtual actors so often that we barely notice them. But while these virtual personas are seemingly everywhere, they are not very lifelike and hardly ever as cool as their sci-fi ancestors (for the record I preferred HAL to KITT). There is always a point when you realize your new paperclip friend isn’t really listening to you at all, and the relationship goes downhill. Luckily for those of us who spend too much time in front of a computer, crowdsourcing may soon be able to make these virtual actors much more human.
It is striking how legislation on investing is almost 180 degrees around in Europe, compared to the United States. The need for an investor’s license makes crowdinvesting in the USA a very long shot. However, the regulatory burden in Europe is no less, the absence of the need for the full crowd to get their paper is the light at the end of the tunnel for legal Crowdfunding for businesses.
Daily Crowdsource is pleased to announce our newest member of our growing Crowd Leaders team, Tom Vroemen, Director of the Dutch, debt-based-crowdfunding platform CrowdAboutNow.