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Everything crowdsourcing. I'm a Digital Communications Supervisor at the City of Calgary and these are articles of interest to my day-to-day work!
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Why We Collaborate

Why We Collaborate | Go to the Crowd | Scoop.it
In this hour, TED speakers unravel ideas behind the mystery of mass collaborations that build a better world.
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Scooping this for later listening...a wonderful playlist of topics I'm interested in :-)

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Using Crowdsourcing In Government | IBM Center for the Business of Government

Using Crowdsourcing In Government | IBM Center for the Business of Government | Go to the Crowd | Scoop.it
There is growing interest in “engaging the crowd” to identify or develop innovative solutions to public problems.
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The Return of Crowdsourced Intelligence - Defense One

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The Return of Crowdsourced Intelligence
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There's a new website in town that looks to crowdsource predictions about everything from drone delivery to the future price of BitCoins.
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Shelley-Godwin Archive Aims to Help 'Citizen Humanists' Crowd Source Digital ... - Library Journal

Shelley-Godwin Archive Aims to Help 'Citizen Humanists' Crowd Source Digital ... - Library Journal | Go to the Crowd | Scoop.it
Shelley-Godwin Archive Aims to Help 'Citizen Humanists' Crowd Source Digital ...
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Crowdsource Your Next Delivery - Entrepreneur

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Crowdsource Your Next Delivery
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“Crowdsourcing turns shipping upside-down,” says Daphne Carmeli, CEO and founder of Palo Alto's Deliv, a same-day crowdsourced service designed for national retail chains.
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Awesome. "Crowdshipping can make use of infrastructure that would otherwise go to waste and even help level the playing field among retailers which might not have a fleet of trucks or a network of warehouses. In some cases, it can also enable businesses, no matter their size, to provide same-day shipping for the same price as standard shipping."

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Need a shot of creative juices? Call the crowd - New Scientist

Need a shot of creative juices? Call the crowd - New Scientist | Go to the Crowd | Scoop.it
Need a shot of creative juices? Call the crowd New Scientist Anand Kulkarni, co-founder of MobileWorks, a crowdsourcing website based in Berkeley, California, is preparing to launch Wish, an interface that lets users of desktop software access...
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"Researchers are building new tools to harness the crowd for creative pursuits – and even building in algorithms that can take human ideas and "evolve" them in directions that people may never have thought of."

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Scientists crowdsource atmospheric data from smartphones to improve weather ... - Crowdsourcing.org

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The atmospheric scientists at the University of Washington try to crowdsource data using PressureNet, a free app that works on certain Android devices.
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The Wisdom of Crowds in Opening Government

The Wisdom of Crowds in Opening Government | Go to the Crowd | Scoop.it
In response to the widespread utopianism regarding the ability of crowdsourcing to provide solutions to difficult problems in both the public and private spheres, Maggie Koerth-Baker warns in this ...
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Crowds Are This Election’s Real Winners

Crowds Are This Election’s Real Winners | Go to the Crowd | Scoop.it
Forget about Obama versus Romney. The real contest in the 2012 election was about analytics.
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Crowdsourcing Gone Wrong

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The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra decided to use the crowd to help it find a new soloist in February. Perhaps it would have been wiser to leave the choosing to the professionals.
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Australian Crowdsourcing Service Launches in Canada - MarketWatch (press release)

Australian Crowdsourcing Service Launches in CanadaMarketWatch (press release)DesignCrowd, a crowdsourcing company based in Australia that specialises in helping businesses outsource or 'crowdsource' design projects, is pleased to announce the launch...
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AppCampus To Crowdsource Its Soundtrack - PR Web (press release)

AppCampus To Crowdsource Its SoundtrackPR Web (press release)May 14th, 2012 (PRWEB UK) 14 May 2012 -- AppCampus, mobile application development program implemented by Microsoft, Nokia and Aalto University, is using the power of the crowds to find ...
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5 Lessons For Using Open Innovation To Maximize The Wisdom Of The Crowd

5 Lessons For Using Open Innovation To Maximize The Wisdom Of The Crowd | Go to the Crowd | Scoop.it
Whether you like it or not, competition today is fierce. And it’s only going to get fiercer. Where the old battleground was price and efficiency, the new one will be innovation and time to market.
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A Crowdsourcing Project Calls Out Sexual Harassment In India

A Crowdsourcing Project Calls Out Sexual Harassment In India | Go to the Crowd | Scoop.it
With almost 3,000 reports of sexual harassment so far, the Safecity project is bringing stories out into the open and making the pervasive problem impossible to ignore.
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MyHeritage and BillionGraves Team Up to Digitally Preserve the World's Cemeteries

MyHeritage and BillionGraves Team Up to Digitally Preserve the World's Cemeteries | Go to the Crowd | Scoop.it
The partnership with BillionGraves brings major benefits for families using MyHeritage to explore their past, as all users will receive free Record Matches – alerts about gravestone records that have been automatically matched to their ancestors,...
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Crowd Sourcing Innovation: The Polaroid Socialmatic Story - PetaPixel

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Crowd Sourcing Innovation: The Polaroid Socialmatic Story
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From a design concept to a crowd-funding campaign to a product backed by a major brand, the Polaroid Socialmatic represents an alternative to traditional product development methods.
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OMG - This is interesting! In so many ways...

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Wikipedia editors, locked in battle with PR firm, delete 250 accounts

Wikipedia editors, locked in battle with PR firm, delete 250 accounts | Go to the Crowd | Scoop.it
Investigation follows reports that Wiki-PR scored Viacom, Priceline as clients.
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The only way to ensure your account is not suspended - stick to verifiable facts, don't use Wikipedia for marketing - in other words, play by the rules. Shouldn't have to remind folks. Wikipedia is not an advertising platform.

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Crowd-Sourcing the Final Frontier - Forbes

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Crowd-Sourcing the Final Frontier Forbes The festivities kicked off last March, when the 3D modeling platform Sunglass and space company DIYRockets announced an incentive competition aimed at creating an “open-source 3D-printed rocket engine”...
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How Not to Crowdsource: The End of Google's Prizes.org - Crowdsourcing.org

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How Not to Crowdsource: The End of Google's Prizes.org
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One of the greatest crowdsourcing fails since the term was coined became official just a few days ago.
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Stop knocking curation

Stop knocking curation | Go to the Crowd | Scoop.it
It’s an important, and undervalued, journalistic skill
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Curation done well, serves a useful purpose. I'm resolving to try and do a better job of curating in the future. This is one reason why I've started commenting more on my posts! 

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Scientist Predicts a Catastrophe in Crowdsourcing

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Crowdsource Better with Daily Crowdsource - Crowdsourcing Tips, Crowdsourcing Videos, Forum, Webinars, Workshops, Events n MORE Crowdsourcing!
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Technology, Crowdsourcing and Health Care Innovation in Canada - WhatsYourTech.ca

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Technology, Crowdsourcing and Health Care Innovation in CanadaWhatsYourTech.caCould crowdsourcing platforms threaten the confidentiality implied and often legislated in the patient-physician relationship?
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Apple Wants To Help Drivers With Better Navigation - Forbes

Apple Wants To Help Drivers With Better Navigation - Forbes | Go to the Crowd | Scoop.it
Apple Wants To Help Drivers With Better NavigationForbesIn other words, it will crowdsource information to do a better job rerouting drivers around gridlock.
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Can You Crowdsource A City? - Huffington Post

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Can You Crowdsource A City?Huffington PostBy Vanessa Quirk A screenshot of the Video for the City 2.0, the 2012 TED Prize Winner, which aims to use crowdsourcing technology to rebuild our cities. Photo via Atlantic Cities.
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Astronomers 'crowdsource' asteroid observations - E&T magazine

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E&T magazineAstronomers 'crowdsource' asteroid observationsE&T magazineESA is turning to amateur astronomers to 'crowdsource' observations as part of Europe's contribution to the global asteroid hunt.
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