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Online Creation Communities » Blog Archive » Data crowdsourcing projects around Sandy: Which project are able to engage the crowd?

Online Creation Communities » Blog Archive » Data crowdsourcing projects around Sandy: Which project are able to engage the crowd? | The Crowdfunding Atlas | Scoop.it

Saturday November 3th took place a #HurricaneHackers hackhaton at the MIT MediaLab, as part of a series of SandyCrisisCam events. This event aims to build technological tools that help Sandy recovering.


Here's an interesting response to using the crowd, both for funds and skills, in a disaster situaiton. Perhaps there are frameworks to carry forward?

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The $5 Million Cooler | TechCrunch

The $5 Million Cooler | TechCrunch | The Crowdfunding Atlas | Scoop.it
Forget potato salads. There's a new Kickstarter superstar: The Coolest Cooler. It's just a cooler yet so much more. It already has over $5 million in funding..
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I swear, I saw a picture of this last night on Facebook and screamed at that top of my lungs: "I WANT ONE!" Why not? Now, the trick here, is getting a tool & die team to pump these bad boys out fast enough and at the right price point so that the Coolest team does not end up looking too cool for school. Yes, demand, but do you know where your supply chain is already? -ABS

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BitTorrent to Try a Paywall and Crowdfunding

BitTorrent to Try a Paywall and Crowdfunding | The Crowdfunding Atlas | Scoop.it
The site, whose namesake software is often used for illegal file-sharing, is teaming up with film producers and musicians to charge for downloads.
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Ransom or fundraising? You decide. -ABS

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Indiana implements new crowdfunding rules

Indiana implements new crowdfunding rules | The Crowdfunding Atlas | Scoop.it
Previously, the only type of crowdfunding allowed was donation-based crowdfunding, where investors had no expectation of return or ownership
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Joining Georgia, Kansas, and Wisconsin, Indiana will now allow investors who are non-accredited to participate in "crowdvesting." Hmmm. Interesting collection of states. Watch out Dems! -ABS

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Why One Kickstarter Success Story Thinks Kickstarter Might Be Unethical

Why One Kickstarter Success Story Thinks Kickstarter Might Be Unethical | The Crowdfunding Atlas | Scoop.it
"A Kickstarter will challenge your core beliefs and morals."
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It's not so much that Kickstarter or crowdfunding might be unethical, it's the relationship with money that each person has leads them to ignorant behavior and outcomes. Doing due diligence before launching a campaign is important. Not all great ideas can be realized in a "microwave moment." You'll get a chance to determine if crowdfunding is right for you in the book, The Crowdfunding Atlas.

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Drop Kicker » Providing a healthy dose of pessimism

Drop Kicker » Providing a healthy dose of pessimism | The Crowdfunding Atlas | Scoop.it

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I love this site

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It might cost you $39K to crowdfund $100K under the SEC's new rules

It might cost you $39K to crowdfund $100K under the SEC's new rules | The Crowdfunding Atlas | Scoop.it
On October 23, 2013 the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued the proposed rules for Regulation Crowdfunding.  The 585-pages included an explanation of the rules, the feedback it received...
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Surprise! The SEC rules promote hoarding, sorry, stockpiling of cash. Is this crowdfuding future sustainable? 

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Shoplifting Kickstarter

Shoplifting Kickstarter | The Crowdfunding Atlas | Scoop.it
Caveat: I love Kickstarter. Over the past year, my little publishing house, Popcorn Press, has had five successful campaigns with them. We plan more in the future. And we've backed over a hundred. ...
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Crap! This is bold theivery. How large of a buffer should you build in now?!

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UK Peer-To-Peer Lending Platform Funding Circle Raises $37M, Targets U.S. SMBs In Merger With Endurance Lending Network | TechCrunch

UK Peer-To-Peer Lending Platform Funding Circle Raises $37M, Targets U.S. SMBs In Merger With Endurance Lending Network | TechCrunch | The Crowdfunding Atlas | Scoop.it
Small businesses have been called the lifeblood of our economy, and today a a financial services startup has picked up a significant round of funding to help..
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P2P lending may yet trump #crowdfunding as the choice of the reasonable entrepreneur. I live in a crowdfunded city--it's down right saturated market over here in LA--P2P lending looks like a more viable option for those times when the check really is in the mail, but that subcontractor could care less. One to watch! --ABS

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SEC releases 'crowdfunding' rule

SEC releases 'crowdfunding' rule | The Crowdfunding Atlas | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Entrepreneurs and start-up companies looking for investors will be able to solicit over the Internet from the general public under a new proposal issued by U.S.
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Big news, potentially burdensome, but news nonetheless!

 

Let's see how the banks react to this. This could be a field's day for accountants. Guess I need to get my hands on the report. -ABS

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Crowdfunding | Paul Stacey

Crowdfunding | Paul Stacey | The Crowdfunding Atlas | Scoop.it
Posts about Crowdfunding written by godsvilla
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Long, but useful take on crowdfunding when it seemed like it miht be an alternative funding source. Yeah, crowdfunding may be on the ropes. Are you wondering if the gift has been stolen from the horse's mouth? Maybe not.  Maybe we are just realizing what it was really meant to do. -ABS

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MTurk + Google News API = Press

MTurk + Google News API = Press | The Crowdfunding Atlas | Scoop.it
How we got a dozen launch-day write ups with a little JavaScript, Mechanical Turk, and the Google News API. Code included. Warning: you only launch once. I don't recommend generating press until yo...
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Woo! I should be scared, since I sometimes help people with their PR, but this is super cool. And I am a FAN of this map. If you have not used it you are missing out. I'm looking forward to using it for th elaunch of The Crowdfunding Atlas book! -ABS

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S.E.C. Advances New JOBS Act Rule, but Not Crowdfunding

S.E.C. Advances New JOBS Act Rule, but Not Crowdfunding | The Crowdfunding Atlas | Scoop.it
The JOBS Act set the end of last year as the deadline for final rules on crowdfunding, but the S.E.C. has not yet proposed those regulations, much less completed them.
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Thank you Mandelbaum for clarifying the definition of crowdfunding. Seriously. The new rules the SEC released have precious little to do with actual crowdfunding. Let's watch those companies that tried to get out in front of "crowdvesting" pivot into investor boutiques. Small businesses, time to white label your crowdfunding campaigns. You probably don't want in with the sharks just yet. -ABS

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Crowdtilt Launches Crowdhoster To Let Anyone Create And Customize Their Own Campaigns | TechCrunch

Crowdtilt Launches Crowdhoster To Let Anyone Create And Customize Their Own Campaigns | TechCrunch | The Crowdfunding Atlas | Scoop.it
Crowdtilt is today launching the first public version of Crowdhoster -- its full-featured, open-source, customizable crowdfunding tool that will allow anyone to launch their own campaign without having to touch a line of code.
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Very interesting. Will this clutter the campaign field? The beauty of the current camapaign structure is the systematic review process before you launch that is offered by the crowdfunding site itself. What will happen when that goes out the window?  Is it truly gone in this new offering?

 

Time to sign up and find out.

 

My guess is that CRM consultants just got an entirely new market. -ABS

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Puppy Love

Puppy Love | The Crowdfunding Atlas | Scoop.it
What a canine-emblazoned cryptocurrency can teach about philanthropy
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When inflationary-looking numbers make you feel like a rich philanthropist, don't "doge" it, just follow your tail. Crypto-crowdfunding device. Me likey. -ABS

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Hardware Case Study: Why Lockitron Has Taken So Long To Ship | TechCrunch

Hardware Case Study: Why Lockitron Has Taken So Long To Ship | TechCrunch | The Crowdfunding Atlas | Scoop.it
There has been renewed excitement at Lockitron HQ in the last few weeks as we pass shipping to our 3,000th backer. Following an incredibly oversubscribed..
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The mavericks of crowdfunding take a step back and assess the real work of developing hardware at scale. Beware your oversold campaign...-ABS

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Frustrated Scholar Creates New Way to Fund and Publish Academic Work – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Frustrated Scholar Creates New Way to Fund and Publish Academic Work – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | The Crowdfunding Atlas | Scoop.it
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Could be an amazing opportunity, but I'm sorry, all I can hear is diabolical laughing of a supervillain as they get their evil plot funded by the very people they plan to annihilate. Or, a grad student is forced into a life of crime by her most fervrent Onarbor backer. The plot variations are limitless! Let's see how this pans out. -ABS

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PayPal crowdfunding campaigns must be 'explicit' that rewards are not guaranteed

PayPal crowdfunding campaigns must be 'explicit' that rewards are not guaranteed | The Crowdfunding Atlas | Scoop.it
PayPal is now working with crowdfunding creators to identify if campaigns are pre-selling merchandise or acting strictly for fundraising, chief risk officer Tomer Barel announced via PayPal's...
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I'm STILL waiting for something I crowdfunded two years ago. I knew that it was a gift, but I can imagine the number of complaints PayPal has received over the years.

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Wonderbag Success Story

Wonderbag Success Story | The Crowdfunding Atlas | Scoop.it
Wonderbag Success Story
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uh oh! Watchout crodfunding sites. Here  comes the shopping calvary!

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The Crowd Funder Show

The Crowd Funder Show | The Crowdfunding Atlas | Scoop.it
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Here's one way to get over the top during your campaign. I wonder what app they will use to comb through all the project submissions? -ABS

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Crowdfunding's Big-Bang Moment

Crowdfunding's Big-Bang Moment | The Crowdfunding Atlas | Scoop.it
A big step by the SEC brings us closer to the crowdfunded equity financing that could change everything.
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Funding Circle - The Peer to Peer lending marketplace for small business loans

Funding Circle - The Peer to Peer lending marketplace for small business loans | The Crowdfunding Atlas | Scoop.it
Business loans funded by thousands of individual investors. Great investment opportunities for investors & fast business lending for small businesses.
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Researchers: Can Scholarship be Crowdfunded? | Stanford Graduate School of Business

Researchers: Can Scholarship be Crowdfunded? | Stanford Graduate School of Business | The Crowdfunding Atlas | Scoop.it
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er, um, uBiome? I sent inmy swabs! -ABS

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Scared Gentrifiers Crowdfunding Money for Their Own Private Cops

Scared Gentrifiers Crowdfunding Money for Their Own Private Cops | The Crowdfunding Atlas | Scoop.it
What more appropriate use for crowdfunding than for a bunch of terrified techies living in Oakland to hire their own private police force?
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Read the comments. B-Bar NAILS it. -ABS

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The Crowdfunding Economy Is About to Pop | TIME.com

The Crowdfunding Economy Is About to Pop | TIME.com | The Crowdfunding Atlas | Scoop.it
Crowdfunding has enabled millions of people to donate money to make prototype products a reality and support artistic projects, among other proposals. In exchange, supporters have received free gifts, verbal thanks, even hugs.
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Dear people who actually crowdfund, please send me some actual news about crowdfunding. Yours truly, Anna B. Scott

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Corporate Crowdfunding

Corporate Crowdfunding | The Crowdfunding Atlas | Scoop.it
IdeaConnection: Crowdfunding for your scientific, engineering or technology research, patent, startup, invention
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What's the differnce between, #crowdfunding, brokering, and matchmaking?  I'm not quite seeing a crowdfunding angle here...-ABS

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