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June Co-Creation Odds and Ends

Democrasoft: Collaborize is another entrant in the idea submission and voting market. They provide idea marketplaces in which internal and external contributors and submit, vote, and discuss ideas in order to produce the best decision. They launched last week and are the latest entrant in the innovation management market I described over a year ago on ReadWriteWeb. I don’t see much new here and given that the technology behind the basic idea voting systems is not terribly difficult when compared to actually driving useful participation and valuable decisions, I am curious to see how they differentiate their offering and demonstrate successes.
CardsInk sample card
CardsInk: Threadless for greeting cards! The Threadless model can be applied to essentially any object that requires graphic design of any kind. You end up with a more eclectic mix of designs, a sense of the popularity of designs prior to production, and a greater connection to customers. They seem to be having some behind the scenes difficulties but some designs are available on the site for order. Hopefully they will be back up and running soon.

Cloudcrowd: Another interesting entrant in the labor as a service market. Similar to Mechanical Turk, the system “helps companies reduce overhead, increase efficiency, and lower costs by breaking large projects into smaller tasks, and distributing them via a proprietary online platform that brings work and workers together.” Types of work they facilitate are data processing, data entry, image processing, content filtering, and content creation. You assign and work on tasks through Facebook.

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