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About Finnish society & culture. From snow to sauna, from natives to Nokia.
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Finnish People Manners and Habits

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Finnish People Courtesies -  Finnish people generally have a relaxed attitude towards manners and dressing. A visitor is unlikely to offend them by accident. Common sense is quite enough in most...

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Crowdsourcing: an ancient Finnish tradition?

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Crowdsourcing: an ancient Finnish tradition?

Crowdsourcing is really just a new name for a very old Finnish idea: talkoot.
Talkoot is a form of collective voluntary work that’s been practiced in Finland for over 1300 years. The concept dates back to when people first began to build log houses. Because houses had to be completed before winter (and because it’s hard to lift a ridge-pole all on your own) people called on their (often very distant) friends and neighbors to help with construction. By definition, talkoot is unpaid. Reimbursement is usually food, shelter and, of course, the satisfaction of doing a good deed.
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