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How Amazon's crowdsourcing forum, Mechanical Turk, could be destroying academic research

How Amazon's crowdsourcing forum, Mechanical Turk, could be destroying academic research | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
"Turkers" are people who are essentially making their living by filling out questionnaires all day long, day after, month after month, year after year.
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Beyond Bitcoin: Legal Pathways for Blockchain Enterprises

Beyond Bitcoin: Legal Pathways for Blockchain Enterprises | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The technologies that undergird Bitcoin transactions have advanced to suggest other, non-financial applications. (Bitcoin Magazine)
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Essay of the Day: The Role of Crowdsourcing for Better Governance in Fragile States | P2P Foundation

Essay of the Day: The Role of Crowdsourcing for Better Governance in Fragile States | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
““[The report serves] as a primer on crowdsourcing as an information resource for development, crisis response, and post-conflict recovery, with a specific focus on governance in fragile states. Inherent in the theoretical approach is that broader, unencumbered participation in governance is an objectively positive and democratic aim, and that governments’ accountability to its citizens can be increased and poor-performance corrected, through openness and empowerment of citizens. Whether for tracking aid flows, reporting on poor government performance, or helping to organize grassroots movements, crowdsourcing has potential to change the reality of civic participation in many developing countries. The objective of this paper is to outline the theoretical justifications, key features and governance structures of crowdsourcing systems, and examine several cases in which crowdsourcing has been applied to complex issues in the developing world.”
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Mapping the Common Based Peer Production: A crowd sourcing experiment | P2PValue

Mapping the Common Based Peer Production: A crowd sourcing experiment | P2PValue | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Members of the P2Pvalue project recently presented papers at the Internet, Politics, and Policy (IPP) conference at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford on 25-26 September 2014.

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Is Crowdsourcing Bad for Workers? - The Nation. (blog)

Is Crowdsourcing Bad for Workers? - The Nation. (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
“Cloud labor” sites like Crowdflower may be the face of the future—but their wages are stuck in a sweatshop past.
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The New York Times R&D Lab releases Hive, an open-source crowdsourcing tool

The New York Times R&D Lab releases Hive, an open-source crowdsourcing tool | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
“We want to learn from others who are doing good things, and when we learn things we share them as well.”
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Owning Is the New Sharing

Owning Is the New Sharing | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

One chilly morning last winter, I reconnected with an old friend, Joel Dietz, on a video chat. We hadn’t seen each other for years, and we’d each had several starts and stops in our lives since. He began telling me about his latest undertaking, Evergreen, a digital currency system that he described as “organic” and “without additives.” I was doing all I could to understand it, and he was struggling to fund it in a way that suited his vision. He needed money, and quickly, but he didn’t want to sabotage his ideals in the process.

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Video of the Day: The Future of Workers in the Sharing Economy | P2P Foundation

Video of the Day: The Future of Workers in the Sharing Economy | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Second of a series of videos from the New School on Digital Labor, includes two video lectures on the future of the sharing economy.
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Multitude Project: Why I don't like crowdsourcing

Multitude Project: Why I don't like crowdsourcing | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
To put it bluntly, to my ear "crowdsourcing" sounds like "flock milking". I don't like the term and I don't even like the concept it stands for. But there's more than what I personally like or dislike. I believe that this concept is not going to survive. It simply doesn't match with the multitude movement. It will be operational in the transition period between the old and the new economy, mainly instantiated in corporate activities, as they try to take advantage, in their own logic, of the new technology. But it will gradually fade away as open value networks will replace closed hierarchies.
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34 Crowdsourced Ideas For Solving Climate Change - Co.Exist

34 Crowdsourced Ideas For Solving Climate Change - Co.Exist | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Climate CoLab's latest submissions include color-coding products based on carbon footprint and examining sea level rise with a 3-D gaming engine.
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The Ad Industry Has Made Peace With Crowdsourcing - Mashable

The Ad Industry Has Made Peace With Crowdsourcing - Mashable | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
There are hordes of talented people out there willing to work on the cheap and on the fly. So how about it, Fortune 500 companies?
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Center for a Stateless Society » Crowdsourcing a New Wall Street?

Center for a Stateless Society » Crowdsourcing a New Wall Street? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
As many in the libertarian community already know, Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne recently unveiled a plan to build a revolutionary new model of finance on the back of the old financial system. Namely, by creating a Bitcoin equivalent of the New York Stock Exchange in hopes of eventually replacing Wall Street entirely with a crypto-security trading system that would liberate previously elite investment tools into “the hands of the general public.”
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Collaborative Software Development Platforms for Crowdsourcing

Collaborative Software Development Platforms for Crowdsourcing | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Outsourcing to the crowd, or crowdsourcing, has launched extremely successful businesses, such as Linux. But platforms for ef cient collaboration and crowdsourcing support are still emerging. Authors Xin Peng, Ali Babar, and I provide an overview of current technologies for crowdsourcing. I look forward to hearing from both readers and prospective column authors about this column and the technologies you want to know more about.   

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La’Zooz: The Decentralized, Crypto-Alternative to Uber

La’Zooz: The Decentralized, Crypto-Alternative to Uber | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
What makes a lot of people uncomfortable about a phenomenon like Uber, when you get right down to it, is how it is owned.
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This entry was posted on Sunday, March 1st, 2015 at 12:00 pm and is filed under Collective IntelligenceCrowdsourcingCulture & IdeasEconomy and BusinessOpen ModelsOriginal ContentP2P Business ModelsP2P CollaborationP2P Company WatchP2P DevelopmentP2P MoneyP2P Technology. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

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Give Employees a Voice by Crowdsourcing Leadership Decisions

Give Employees a Voice by Crowdsourcing Leadership Decisions | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
By crowdsourcing decisions in your organization, you can leverage the input, ideas, and diverse thinking of others to make healthier choices.
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Satellites and crowd sourcing helps to find destroyed homes in Adelaide bushfires

Satellites and crowd sourcing helps to find destroyed homes in Adelaide bushfires | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
International crowd sourcing volunteers pinpointed destruction from the Sampson Flat bushfires days before damage assessors could access the site.
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Crowdsourcing Platforms: How Complete Strangers Can Become a Community

Crowdsourcing Platforms: How Complete Strangers Can Become a Community | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
For all of the internet's world-changing bravado and talks of disruption, it basically boils down to a digital communication tool. What really makes the internet so special is its unfathomable reach.
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Platforms and crowdsourcing: The office of the 21st century - Gigaom

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“Disruption” is one of the most overhyped concepts of the last ten years.
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Citizens Foundation » Rahvakogu, Estonia – From ideas to law

Citizens Foundation » Rahvakogu, Estonia – From ideas to law | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

After political scandals in Estonia in 2012, president Toomas Hendrik Ilves asked grassroots organisations to come up with ideas to improve the democratic framework in the country. They decided to crowd-source this reflection process using Your Priorities system.

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Shatter Today's Organizational Myths by Crowdsourcing Culture - Forbes

Shatter Today's Organizational Myths by Crowdsourcing Culture - Forbes | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Three long-standing beliefs and assumptions worth challenging regarding how organizations do, and should, develop highly functioning cultures.
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Companies should consider crowdsourcing as a method to engage employees and harness their individual creativity to drive innovations across their organisation.

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10 Quotes from Crowdsourcing Week Europe 2014 (and the Ideas, Trends, & Insights Behind Them) - Crowdsourcing Week

10 Quotes from Crowdsourcing Week Europe 2014 (and the Ideas, Trends, & Insights Behind Them) - Crowdsourcing Week | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Here are some favorite quotes from the conference, crowdsourced with the help of our Young Achievers Program Fellows. The quotes highlight some of the major underlying themes and trends that surfaced at the conference across 48 sessions, breakouts, and panel discussions. Learn from them, share them, and discover where the era of collaboration is headed!
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Book Preview: Crowdsourced Innovation – Quo Vadis? - Innovation Excellence (blog)

Book Preview: Crowdsourced Innovation – Quo Vadis? - Innovation Excellence (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Companies are no longer limited to advertisement and market research in their interaction with consumers. It is no longer a privilege for small businesses to be the only companies that can have a daily exchange of ideas with their customers. The reality today reflects what the writers of the visionary and iconoclastic Cluetrain Manifesto envisioned fifteen years ago: the marketplace has become a worldwide conversation. The Cluetrain Manifesto in 1999 put forward ideas about the revolutionizing impact the internet would have on both markets and organizations. Its single most important statement reads as follows:

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Welcome & Introduction to Crowdsourcing Week Global 2014 - Epi Ludvik Nekaj - YouTube

Presented at Crowdsourcing Week Global 2014 by Epi Ludvik Nekaj, Founder of Crowdsourcing Week. Join us for CSW Global 2015! More Information: http://crowdso...
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MIT competition uses crowdsourcing to find climate change solutions - Environment & Energy Publishing

MIT competition uses crowdsourcing to find climate change solutions - Environment & Energy Publishing | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Last week, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Center for Collective Intelligence announced the winners of the 2014 Climate CoLab, a project that uses crowdsourcing to develop effective proposals to mitigate the effects of climate change.
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How to Crowdsource Better Governance in Authoritarian States

How to Crowdsource Better Governance in Authoritarian States | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

I was recently asked to review this World Bank publication entitled: “The Role of Crowdsourcing for Better Governance in Fragile States Contexts.” I had been looking for just this type of research on crowdsourcing for a long time and was therefore well pleased to read this publication. This blog posts focuses more on the theoretical foundations of the report, i.e., Part 1. I highly recommend reading the full study given the real-world case studies that are included.

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