Weekly Reading: Crowdsourcing News Roundup, Feb. 7

Written by Briana Green

Feb 7, 2014

A curated, weekly roundup of interesting news on crowd business, crowdsourcing, crowdfunding, open innovation and the new collaborative economy 

Moscow-1

Urban planning just became more open and democratic in Moscow, where residents can now propose city improvement ideas through a new online platform. Local architecture firms can pick things up from there, designing proposals to bring those visions to life. [Crowdsourcing Citizen Ideas In Moscow, Future Cape Town]

Narinder Singh adeptly likens the current state of crowdsourcing to the beginning boom of cloud tech a few years ago (“widely discussed, unevenly adopted and on the cusp of widespread industry impact”). Consider it full of potential—but only with proper use. [Crowdsourcing in 2014: With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility , WIRED]

Education, an area that arguably has the highest potential to be transformed by crowdsourcing, has yet to dip a toe in. Why aren’t educators embracing the benefits of the crowd? Why should they? These 11 thoughtful reasons give teachers a glimpse of what might be accomplished if they did. [11 Underlying Principles Of Crowdsourcing In Education, TeachThought]

PSFK

New York City will soon welcome it’s first-ever crowdfunded and crowd-designed hotel, aimed at collaboratively evolving the future travel. What’s the moniker given to this type of co-created hotel? It’s appropriately called Cotel. [Why Crowdsourced Hotel Design Will be the Future of Travel, PSFK]

Marketers thinking about trying their hand at crowdsourcing videos for their brand should keep this list of pros and cons handy while diving into the approach. [Brands and Social Video Apps: The Crowdsource Approach, Sparksheet]

 

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Briana Green

Briana Green is the Marketing & Community Manager at Crowdsourcing Week.

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