Archive | Crowdsourcing

22 October 2007 ~ 1 Comment

The FLIRT Model of Crowdsourcing

I meant to write about this a while ago, but am just getting to it. Sami Viitamaki has an interesting, exhaustive overview of what one needs to consider when implementing crowdsourcing.

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10 October 2007 ~ 0 Comments

Crowdsourcing is not slave labor.

Viewing a crowdsourced project as merely a parasitic path to free labor will doom it to failure. The benefits have to flow both ways. That’s the trick.

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26 August 2007 ~ 0 Comments

Group buying for fun and discounts

While I haven’t seen any examples of group buying in the US, there are groups in Japan (Auto Group Buy), China (Teambuy, Taobao, Liba), and Malaysia (Tumpang) who have implemented it. Very simply: groups of consumers pledge to buy or put a deposit down for products that are then bought in bulk and sold to […]

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26 August 2007 ~ 0 Comments

Open Innovation and Crowdsourcing Projects List

Although I’ve highlighted a good number of these already, Openeur has a great list of on-going crowdsourcing and open innovation projects. Shows the range of cool stuff happening and points to the possibility for much more to come.

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30 July 2007 ~ 4 Comments

Design Our Pepsi Can Contest

Pepsi conducted a contest recently called Design Our Pepsi Can. Users submitted 100,000 designs and through online voting decided on their favorite design. The designer won $10K and gets the warm and fuzzy’s associated with having his design printed on a line of cans. Had Pepsi gone the traditional route the design would have cost […]

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03 May 2007 ~ 1 Comment

Innovative Companies of the day…

This is only marginally related, but it’s interesting, nonetheless: Mock Up My Tattoo. You choose a tattoo design or upload one of your own, upload a picture of yourself, and then they place the tattoo on your picture so you can see what it would look like. MyDesignIn allows you to create an interactive floor […]

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