Category: crowdsourcing

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An idealist who wants a realist form of government: the UK election candidate offering digital democracy

Author: Kirsty Saddler, Planning Director, BBH New York (@keava) BBH is strictly non-partisan and typically avoids politics, but is intrigued by an independent candidate standing for Hackney South and Shoreditch this election who has taken mainstream digital behavior and applied it to politics, so offering a new model for voters. Denny de la Haye is no career politician and has...

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Acts of collective creativity: the art of using the crowd

The Johnny Cash Project has been doing the rounds on Twitter and the blogosphere recently, for good reason. Anyone initially sceptical (“another crowdsourced music video?”), very quickly realised it was something pretty special. Digging a tiny bit deeper, spotting Aaron Koblin was heavily involved, things started to click into place for us. It’s a well-conceived idea, beautifully done – textbook Koblin....

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Isn’t Crowdsourcing Just Good Marketing? Interview with Rick Liebling

“The world is becoming too fast, too complex and too networked for any company to have all the answers inside.” Yochai Benkler, Yale University, from The Wealth of Networks Our collective interest in crowdsourcing (the creative and commercial opportunities and challenges it throws up) seems to be on an exponential curve only matched by the controversy and misunderstanding still surrounding...

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GOOD Magazine crowdsources world-changing ideas

We like this, and look forward to seeing what comes from it. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcSQZINXyKo[/youtube] GOOD Magazine are asking people: “If you were to invent anything to push the world forward, what would it be?” The jury’s still out on whether collaborative creativity can provide a viable business model (high enough quality; low enough costs) for creative businesses, but this seems to...

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“Big is easy, small is hard”: Print is Mobile

Author: Adam Glickman Following our piece looking at journalism (a review of the transformational change at the Telegraph Media Group) and fiction (interview with Jeremy Ettinghausen, Digital Publisher at Penguin), our interest in the profound changes occurring in the publishing industry continues with this look at the opportunities in mobile. We often talk about the future of mobile media and...