Crowdsourcing

Discover the impactful ways crowdsourcing – the practice of engaging a ‘crowd’ or group for a common goal, often for innovation, problem solving, or efficiency – is being applied on many different levels and across various industries.

Local Motors LIVE Prints 3-D Car at Detroit Auto Show

Who says 3-D printing is for furniture  or accessory pieces only? Not anymore. Local Motors has gone the extra mile with its first ever 3-D printed car unveiled at Detroit Auto Show on Monday, according to The Washington Post. The Strati roadster design was a...

Investing in Women is Win-Win For All

 Photo Credit: Sebastiaan ter BurgFemale entrepreneurship is much more than a social issue. Now it is an economic one with a rising generation of 'mumpreneurs' going out and challenging the existing gender imbalance of business.Building confidence“One of the main...

Digital Diplomacy to put Kosovo on the Global Map

“Facebook has recognized Kosovo.” You must have seen these viral headlines about a year ago. Now we get behind the scenes at CSW Europe in Copenhagen and get to know who has driven this change. The project of Digital Kosovo has existed for a little over one year. In...

What Can Happen When Cities Embrace Open Innovation

Crowd-centered innovation has gone from fad to essential. What was the tipping point? Hjörtur Smarason, ambassador for Innovation Embassy discusses what can happen when cities (and their citizens) embrace open innovation in the 10/09/14 Twitter #CrowdChat hosted by...

The 5 P’s of the Crowd Economy

This article by Epi Ludvik is reposted from Virgin Entrepreneur Social connections boosted by the web and mobile networks have seeded collaboration and cooperation like never before. Ironically all this technology has, in more instances than not, helped increase human...

Open Innovation for Cities- #Crowdchat with Hjörtur Smarason, Oct 9

Crowdsourcing Week is hosting our second crowdchat as we head to CSW Europe 2014 in Copenhagen from Oct 14-16, 2014.  #Crowdchat is a great way to join in on the conversation, gain visibility and connect with like-minded professionals. If you are a thought leader or...

Beyond Privacy & Trust: Data’s New Battleground

Despite increasing invasions of privacy,  we continue to share massive amounts of our personal data online. Yet only an elite few are reaping benefits from all the data we share. Is it possible to unlock the power of data to provide everyone with greater access to its...

The Humanification of Everything

Scores of platform and businesses have adopted the Uber model to disrupt verticals that relied on old models of stocking up commodities, employees or services. They are now looking to connect real-time, custom demand with custom solutions - essentially connecting...

Indonesia’s Joko Widodo to Crowdsource Cabinet

  Indonesia's Joko Widodo to Crowdsource Cabinet, Boosting People Participation in Government "An inclusive government" was the campaign mantra of Indonesia's Joko "Jokowi" Widodo on his way to winning to the country's presidential election results announced on July...

The Myth of the Lone Genius

A very interesting opinion piece on the NY Times by Joshua Wolf Shenk dwells on the myth of the lone genius. History has perennially celebrated lone geniuses like Einstein, Picasso, Shakespeare, King while barely acknowledging their creative partners and collaborators...

Ericsson Incorporates Crowdsourcing

Ericsson Incorporates Crowdsourcing

Ericsson has launched a crowdsourcing component to its Networked Society City Index. Its aim is to measure the performance of cities from two perspectives: their information and communications tech maturity and their sustainable urban development; the Triple Bottom...

Life Interrupted: My CSW Global Story by Mark Philpott

Mark Philpott, Corporate leader turned social entrepreneur and homeless man by choice, gave a talk at CSWGlobal14 that was a revelation. This post first appeared on his blog where he talks about his experiences at CSW Global in Singapore. I have just spent some time...

#myNYPD Fail: When Crowds Hurt Your Outreach

The NYPD, on Tuesday, reached out to citizens and encouraged them to share pictures with department officers via Twitter using the hashtag #myNYPD. Though there were many who shared positive pictures of police officers who put their life on the line for community...

Another Way of Rewarding the Crowd: Gamification

Another Way of Rewarding the Crowd: Gamification

Relationship between crowdsourcing and gamification One of the key elements in a crowdsourcing initiative of any kind is the motivation of the crowd. It's true that the crowdsourcing initiative will need a large enough crowd, that a clearly defined task must be...

Join the International Crowdsourced Search Effort

Can a crowdsourced effort find Malaysian Airlines plane MH370? Can you help? Malaysian Airlines plane MH370 is missing, vanished into thin air with 239 passengers on board. Combined search and rescue efforts of teams from a number of countries China, Malaysia,...

Nanjira Sambuli: Crowdsourcing Can Help Us Relearn Africa

The Crowdsourcing Approach to Data Collection [#Crowdchat Recap] Nanjira Sambuli of iHub discusses crowdsourcing for citizen awareness campaigns and her recently developed framework for the viability of election-based crowdsourcing in the March 5, 2014 Twitter...