Thierry Happe’s insight into the digital revolution

Yesterday, I had the pleasure to hear Thierry Happe, president and cofounder of the Netexplorateur Observatory,  talking about the influences of the digital society in the fields of journalism, marketing and education. He came from France, invited by the IHEC and Wanabe, and as he said, had to limit himself to 3 topics because the Read More …

Experience on Crowdsourcing Screenplays and Videos

The most mentioned benefits of Crowdsourcing are that reaching many people allows you to do things cheaper and faster.  This properties have been tested by Stephen de Souza, screenwriter, and Sunil Rajaraman, CEO of Scripped.com. They published their experience in: Crowdsourcing creative content: a case study, check hereunder their Lessons Learned! Steven de Souza has written Read More …

How Tech Is Changing the Museum Experience

Remember how boring it was to visit a museum as a child? And more, when everybody was over the sign you coudn’t even reach the explanations?  Lately museums have adapted their displays to attract children’s attention, but see now How Tech Is Changing the Museum Experience. Aliza Sherman writes about the new experiences implemented in Read More …

Citizen Crowdsourcing

People encouraging people’s initiatives for the common good: here’s a great use of crowdsourcing for the benefit of the Indian population, and it’s done through crowdfunding! Here’s how the system works: Utility employees call NextDrop’s interactive voice response system when they manually open neighborhood water valves. The system generates text message updates for local residents Read More …

Designing the Future with Crowdsourcing

Crowdsourcing is changing traditional business models allowing new service markets to develop across international borders, and enabling a large number of providers and consumers to participate. It’s also being used in social and public initiatives, like emergency response organisations in the case of the Haiti and Japan earthquakes, where a large number of people joined Read More …

Crowdsourcing for Emergency response

Again this article in the Guardian: How remote teams can help the rapid response to disasters talks about crowds used for helping emergency response after a major disaster.  After Haiti, the users trained to OpenStreetMap used it again for Japan tragedy. A report on humanitarian and volunteer technical groups co-operating after the 2010 Haiti earthquake Read More …

Crowdsourcing as Collective Intelligence

Ringo-ring posted to the Global Brain group this info about Ledface : Web-based startup is to launch their global brain for private testing in June A startup company called ledface is working on their new web service that will turn each registered user into a node within collectively intelligent network. After acquiring the membership, users can start Read More …