While crowdsourcing may seem like a relatively new concept for English-speaking countries, it appears that the concept is exploding in China. DesignCrowd CEO, Alec Lynch, gave a keynote video presentation at the first global Witkey and Crowdsourcing Conference in Guangzhou China. He compared crowdsourcing in China to crowdsourcing in English-speaking countries, indicating that China is utilizing crowdsourcing more rampantly than its global business counterparts.
TeamSnap would like to say ‘Thank You’ to all our readers by offering our first giveaway. TeamSnap has graciously donated free use of their premium service, which is an online tool that makes it easy to manage your crowd.
Net:Work 2010 is taking place today in San Francisco and is filled with speakers focusing on the future models of labor. The first half of the day has seen a large focus on cloud labor’s increasing presence in today’s companies.
The fifth annual Contertainment (part of Bristol’s Encounters International Film Festival) event got under way on Friday 19th November 2010, with Andy Baker of MOFILMS and Wunder Brueger from Phillips talking about their crowdsourcing projects, which seemed to emphasize the business advantages of crowdsourcing film. Eventually the discussion looked more towards the opportunities crowdsourcing and crowdfunding can offer the filmmaker with Caspar Delaney of Ridley Scott Associates (RSA) sharing his views on the advantages of crowdsourcing for filmmakers.
This year marks the 16th annual Encounters International Film Festival, examining, reviewing and celebrating everything relating to the short film. As part of the festival Bristol based WÖNKY film organises and chairs Contentertainment, an event that examines the latest innovative ways in which short films are used to engage digital audiences. Currently in its fifth year, Friday’s event (11/19), held at the Watershed Media Centre in Bristol, focused on the increased use of crowdsourcing and crowdfunding in film production and posed a contentious issue: is crowdsourcing a form of mass exploitation or a unique opportunity for unrealised talent? Speaking at the event was Andy Baker, CEO and co-founder of MOFILMS, Wunder Brueger, PR Director for electronics giant Phillips, producer Caspar Delaney from Ridley Scott Associates (RSA), and writer/director Ian Weatherby from Anchovy Films.
The Daily Crowdsource is continuing to break ground in the crowdsourcing industry with today’s launch of the first major directory of community projects. The directory was constructed to showcase crowdsourcing projects without cash incentives which are otherwise fragmented around the Internet.
When Michael van Poppel of BNO News drove some of the innovation behind “real-time” breaking news, he had no idea where that might lead. MSNBC took over @breakingnews last year, and ushered in the next step in live, breaking news coverage through crowdsourced photos and video links.
The future of work conference, hosted by GigaOM, comes to San Francisco December 9th for a one day event titled Net:Work 2010. The conference focuses on the topic of working online including technology, workers, infrastructure, employers, managers, and more. Crowdsourcing will be well represented by speakers from LiveOps, CloudCrowd, Trada, CrowdFlower, and many others.
In an effort to enhance the crowdsourcing industry, The Daily Crowdsource is launching a new community submitted news section. The community news section is powered by Kapost, an online crowdsourced newsroom, and allows our crowd to add relevant news directly to this site. This is one of a string of updates planned for Daily Crowdsource's near future.