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Tracking the Flu Outbreak With the Crowd’s Help

Tracking the Flu Outbreak With the Crowd’s Help | Crowdsource This! | Scoop.it
Not sure how severe the flu outbreak is in your neighborhood? Check out these crowd-powered tools that are making it easy to track the epidemic.
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How Crowd Computing Helps Make Big Data Manageable

How Crowd Computing Helps Make Big Data Manageable | Crowdsource This! | Scoop.it
Crowdsourcing has been mentioned as a way to help enterprises sort through big data. The firm CrowdComputing Systems (CCS) thinks it can take that process further by adding an automation layer to manage and learn from the workers.
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Our increasingly digitized world has unlocked complex information and data sets that we could not access in the past. The rise of ‘big data’ is an important development, and many governments, organizations, and enterprises are taking notice of power of organizing, understanding, and creating large data sets.

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Music Festivals, Bluetooth Monitoring and the Behavior of Crowds | MIT Technology Review

Music Festivals, Bluetooth Monitoring and the Behavior of Crowds | MIT Technology Review | Crowdsource This! | Scoop.it
The unexpected behaviour of crowds at one of Europe’s largest music festivals should help organisers plan future events, say researchers
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Unexpected behaviour of crowds at one of Europe’s largest music festivals should help organisers plan future events, say researchers ...

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Product Funder uses crowdsourcing to help develop new consumer products : Business

Product Funder uses crowdsourcing to help develop new consumer products : Business | Crowdsource This! | Scoop.it
BOZEMAN — Product Funder, a new effort that’s designed to spur consumer product development through crowdsourcing, has been launched in Bozeman.
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A new effort that’s designed to spur consumer product development through crowdsourcing ....

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How to Make Crowdfunding Technology Work in a Non-Tech Sector

How to Make Crowdfunding Technology Work in a Non-Tech Sector | Crowdsource This! | Scoop.it
Sarah Timms, founder and CEO of LoveAnimals.org, a recently-launched crowdfunding platform for animal welfare and wildlife conservation, writes in to explain how to make crowdfunding appealing to non-tech companies and organizations.
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How to make the new way of fundraising appealing to those who are not technologically savvy.

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Crowdsourcing and the Future of Industry [Infographic]

Crowdsourcing and the Future of Industry [Infographic] | Crowdsource This! | Scoop.it
We take a look at an infographic on the future of industry and consider how crowdsourcing and crowdfunding can mesh with emerging trends.
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The emergence of novel sources of economic growth, new jobs, and new lifestyles ...

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How To Create Valuable Web Resources by Curating Other People's Content: Seven Real-World Examples

How To Create Valuable Web Resources by Curating Other People's Content: Seven Real-World Examples | Crowdsource This! | Scoop.it
Content curation involves the added value only people can provide in the form of unique taste and understanding of the target audience to select and convert selected information into a quality content offering.

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Interesting post

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How to use valuable content with a fresh perspective while giving credit to all.

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Wow just discoved this today

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Tracking the Flu Outbreak With the Crowd’s Help

Tracking the Flu Outbreak With the Crowd’s Help | Crowdsource This! | Scoop.it
Not sure how severe the flu outbreak is in your neighborhood? Check out these crowd-powered tools that are making it easy to track the epidemic.
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Three Things Broken in Investment Crowdfunding That SEC Regulations Won't Fix

Three Things Broken in Investment Crowdfunding That SEC Regulations Won't Fix | Crowdsource This! | Scoop.it
Hopes being placed on prospective SEC regulations are based on a false promise. Non-accredited investment crowdfunding under the JOBS Act was never meant to actually work.
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The Future of Crowdfunding

The Future of Crowdfunding | Crowdsource This! | Scoop.it
Foodstart's Alex Sheshunoff writes in to explain why he thinks the future of crowdfunding lies with small, niche platforms, not big ones.
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Why the future of crowdfunding is vertical, not horizontal ...

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5 Ways Crowdsourcing Helps Your Business [Infographic]

5 Ways Crowdsourcing Helps Your Business [Infographic] | Crowdsource This! | Scoop.it
Lately a lot of the buzz around how the crowd can help your business has been around crowdfunding, and for good reason, given how much the industry has grown in 2012, but crowdsourcing has also been in the rise, especially in the enterprise.
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Most Successful Crowdfunding Campaigns of 2012: Pebble Smart Watch

Most Successful Crowdfunding Campaigns of 2012: Pebble Smart Watch | Crowdsource This! | Scoop.it
We’re kicking off our profile series of successful crowdfunding campaigns with the most funded project to date – the Pebble smart watch.
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This campaign exceeded its initial $100,000 goal within just two hours of going live!

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Screw the Critics: Five Reasons Crowdfunding Works

Screw the Critics: Five Reasons Crowdfunding Works | Crowdsource This! | Scoop.it
Despite crowdfunding’s democratic appeal, not everyone is on board. Crowdsourcing.org silences the critics by outlining five reasons crowdfunding works.
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Crowdsourcing, Crowdfunding and the Emergence of Presumers [Infographic]

Crowdsourcing, Crowdfunding and the Emergence of Presumers [Infographic] | Crowdsource This! | Scoop.it
Trendwatching.com, a trend firm, created an infographic briefly explaining the concept of 'presumerism,' which meshes well with crowdsourcing and crowdfunding.
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Crowdsourced benefits firm growing at an epic pace

Crowdsourced benefits firm growing at an epic pace | Crowdsource This! | Scoop.it
Joelle D’Aoust’s little venture into crowdsourcing benefits for small business is becoming something truly epic in scale.
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Waze Introduces Facebook Events Integration

Waze Introduces Facebook Events Integration | Crowdsource This! | Scoop.it
Crowdsourced navigation app Waze released version 3.7 of its app earlier today. The update includes integration with Facebook Events.
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Crowdosource Traffic App Waze introduces integration with Facebook Events, giving users more incentive to drive, seek, and conquer ...

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Crowdsourcing adoptions - World Magazine

Crowdsourcing adoptions - World Magazine | Crowdsource This! | Scoop.it
World Magazine Crowdsourcing adoptions World Magazine LOS ANGELES—When a new job forced Andrea and Mark Wittig to pack up and move from Los Angeles to Chicago in 2011, they had already drained their savings on an adoption process they now had to...
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One of the latest social media tools is a website that helps couples adopt their children
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Crowdsourcing Week: The Potential of Crowd Power (Video)

Crowdsourcing Week: The Potential of Crowd Power (Video) | Crowdsource This! | Scoop.it
Watch this special video from José María Figueres, President of the Carbon War Room. Figueres hails the power of crowdsourcing and the potential for Crowdsourcing Week to become a key summit for those of us who live and breathe all things crowd.
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Gearing up for Crowdsourcing Week! 

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What Makes Citizen Scientists Tick? | MIT Technology Review

What Makes Citizen Scientists Tick? | MIT Technology Review | Crowdsource This! | Scoop.it
A new survey reveals why citizen scientists take part in crowdsourced science projects
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Why "citizen scientists" take part in crowdsourced science projects ...

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Heineken Leads the Way for Global Brands in Crowdsourcing

Heineken Leads the Way for Global Brands in Crowdsourcing | Crowdsource This! | Scoop.it
Recently, I spoke with Mark van Iterson, head of global design at Heineken, about the company's "Remix our Future" contest to crowdsource a design for a new Heineken bottle for the anniversarry, as well as its co-created concept club that is becoming...
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Heineken leads the pack of global brands to emulate with crowdsourcing strategy ...

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Community Crowdfunding Models that Can Be Done Right Now

Community Crowdfunding Models that Can Be Done Right Now | Crowdsource This! | Scoop.it
Author Kevin Lawton suggests two ways for creating a community approach to crowdfunding that are doable right now.
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A look at we're we're organically headed with real-world crowdfunding opportunities ...

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Talking Crowdfunding Best Practices

Talking Crowdfunding Best Practices | Crowdsource This! | Scoop.it
Scott Purcell, CFIRA board member, talks about the organizations newly released outline of best practices for crowdfunding portals operating under the JOBS Act.
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Crowdfunding in the face of regulation ...

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The 5 Most Unique Crowdfunding Campaigns of 2012

The 5 Most Unique Crowdfunding Campaigns of 2012 | Crowdsource This! | Scoop.it
The past few weeks my colleague Anton Root has been reviewing the entire year in crowdfunding projects and he's come up with 5 of the most unique and noteworthy campaigns of 2012, regardless of dollar amount raised.
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How the Crowd Can Help Police Fight Crime [Infographic]

How the Crowd Can Help Police Fight Crime [Infographic] | Crowdsource This! | Scoop.it
A report suggests that by better using digital tools like social media to tap into the altruistic instincts of the crowd, police can create new communication channels to engage citizens and gather leads to support their investigations.
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How crowdsouring can be used to identify crime hotspots and more ...

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Mobileworks’ Virtual Assistant, Premier, Is Created from a Crowd of Workers | MIT Technology Review

Mobileworks’ Virtual Assistant, Premier, Is Created from a Crowd of Workers | MIT Technology Review | Crowdsource This! | Scoop.it
A service called Premier acts like a single smart assistant, on call 24 hours a day. It’s actually made from an ever-changing crowd of casual workers.
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The power of crowds to make learning a new language free ...

The power of crowds to make learning a new language free ... | Crowdsource This! | Scoop.it
A startup called Duolingo taps the power of crowds to make learning a language free.
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