This is Crowdsourcing in Action and it’s Awesome.


where we took the audience through an exercise in crowdsourcing. Read a refresher on what crowdsourcing is here.). Have you tried using crowdsourcing at your association?

Crowdsource Your Way to the Best Landing Page

Convince & Convert

In the design space, crowdsourcing is being embraced as an efficient way to tap into the mindset of the customer and mine ideas directly from target audiences. Landing pages are ripe for optimization through crowdsourcing.

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Crowdsourced Funding: How to ask for $75K but get $1.5million

Laurel Papworth

Instead of paying for a focus group, I’d get money from them. and crowdsourcing technology solutions, not just the money that helped. Online Communities revenue social media social networks crowdsource elevation dock how to build community kickstarter

Crowdsourcing & Spec Work: Not a Great Rule of Thumb

Waxing UnLyrical

Since I respect her opinion, I invited her to guest post on WUL as to why she doesn't think crowdsourcing is the way to go. So let’s talk about exactly what happens when a project gets crowdsourced: The company is looking for a designer for web or print work.

5 Ways You Can Use Facebook Groups to Benefit Your Blog


3 days ago Facebook ticked over the major milestone of 2 billion monthly users , over half of whom use Facebook groups. That’s right, more than 1 billion people are using Facebook groups. Here’s how you can move to where the conversation is and develop community for your blog in 5 different ways with Facebook groups. Groups for your eCourse or other Education. One of the most common uses of Facebook groups by bloggers are ones set up to support a course or an event.

10 Social Media Tools To Help With Your Crowdsourcing Efforts

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Crowdsourcing has become more and more popular with private companies, non-profit organizations, and even government agencies. Crowdsourcing has become increasingly more widely used because it helps cultivate creativity and innovation.

A Social Network For Genetics Research: Can It Help Isolate Parkinson’s Genes?

The Realtime Report

Researchers believe there may be many genes involved in Parkinson’s; but their effects are too small to be apparent in smaller study groups (hundreds or several thousand of participants). Social Media Campaigns 23andMe crowdsourcing DNA genetics medical research Parkinson's

Social Media On The Farm: Crisis Management, Market Research, Education And APIs

The Realtime Report

farms are turning to Twitter and other social media tools as a support group to share information, gain insights and keep customers informed about changing conditions. A group called Open Food is collaborating on an open source API to share data about food.

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General Electric Teams Up With Jimmy Fallon To Launch #SomeoneShouldInvent Campaign

Convince & Convert

Inspired by science, technology and innovation, General Electric has partnered with The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to host a series of Fallonventions segments and launch a new crowdsourced #SomeoneShouldInvent social media campaign.

Gushcloud: Mobilizing Social Media Marketing


Gushcloud is a platform where brands are helped to actively mobilize their target groups across the various social media channels with just a few easy clicks. A network that has been specified to match the company’s target groups through the choice of Gushers within the Gushcloud community.

Crowdsourced Curation

Eric Reasons lays out a case (via p2p foundation ) for the inevitability of “crowdsourced curation&# —i.e.

Interesting Crowdsourcing Cases:MJ’s New Video, Iceland’s Constitution


Tweet A lot of videos and forums where opinions are crowdsourced have recently come to my attention. This was again a very interesting use crowdsourcing through social media since the people of Iceland, got a chance to give their opinions and have a say in the constitution.

4 Reasons to Use Social Enterprise Networks for Business


Such platforms as Yammer, Chatter and Jive certainly look and feel similar to Facebook – with a news feed, groups, friends and status updates. Tweet Guest post written by Ashley Furness, who has spent the last six years reporting and writing business news and strategy features.

Group Buying! Game Changer or Not?

Atom Thought

And that brings us to a couple of questions everyone is asking today- Is Group Buying going to be the next big thing? Or Is Group buying = social shopping? Let me explain- Group buying as we see today focuses on only one aspect of buying and that’s price or discounts!

Generating a Buyer Persona with Facebook Advertising

Buzz Marketing for Technology

In the book he stresses the importance of having a “buyer persona” and his definition a buyer persona is a “distinct group of potential customers expressed as an archetypal person whom you want your marketing to reach”.

Your Guide to the Crowdsourced Workforce - ReadWriteWeb

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Your Guide to the Crowdsourced Workforce. Crowdsourcing, a term coined by Jeff Howe in a June 2006 issue of Wired magazine, is a model of labor that has been fully embraced on the Internet over the past couple of years. Crowdsourcing takes tasks traditionally done by a single person or small groups of people, and farms them out to a global workforce. One of the most well-developed areas of crowdsourcing services on the Internet is graphic design. crowdsourcing.

Creativity Finds Its Genesis Alone

Geoff Livingston

In essence, new directions aren’t necessarily crowdsourced. That individual may take the idea to a group of friends or the crowd for refinement. What do you think about creativity and groups? Image by Camila Dal-Ri Brugnera.

Media and Mining vs Social Media and GetUp

Laurel Papworth

And taking out injunctions to stop social media “crowdsourcing” about her, her family and her business. No,” Monckton told the gathered group, which included Manners himself. Crowdsourcing is so much more than gossiping about family troubles of the Super Rich.

Crowdsourcing Our Health – Using Social Media to Educate and Unite.

Social Media Strategery

Development Social Media Crowdsourcing Our Health – Using Social Media to Educate and Unite the Public Mon, Mar 23, 2009 Social Media “Social media on the Internet are empowering, engaging, and educating consumers and providers in health care.

Automated Filtering vs Human-Powered Curation


Explicit Crowdsourced Filtering – using voting mechanisms to identify what people prefer, e.g., Digg. Social Filtering – using social signals for implicit crowdsourced filtering. Robin believes that this must be manual and I believe he also sees this as a single individual or small group of editors. The crowd does curation using explicit crowdsourced filtering or via social signals. Then maybe a smaller group of individuals does additional filtering, ranking.

Representational Democracy is Dead

Laurel Papworth

Not just the Icelandic Constitution on Facebook but also fixing park benches as a group on FixMyStreets. If we crowdsourced the implementation of the solution? Crowdsourced politics and collaboration. Crowdsourcing works or fails on the fact that the voters are human and many.

Nuggets from Social Media workshops as of late. : Community Group Therapy

Buzz Marketing for Technology

So, don’t get paralyzed by the cross group challenges - move it forward and determine where the opportunities to improve customer experience are for what “you control&# and drive progress there - then fan out with your early successes. On June 24th, 2008, Bev said: Too many companies see the social side of a product as just another focus group - the communication is one way from the community to the company with little coming back from the company. crowdsourcing.

If You Want a Culture of Collaboration, You Need to Accept the LOLCats Too

Social Media Strategery

Before our VPs starting using Yammer to communicate with the workforce, we had groups of Android geeks and fitness gurus.I'm "Even with the sacred printing press, we got erotic novels 150 years before we got scientific journals." " - Clay Shirky at TED Cannes in June 2010.

10 Amazing Tricks To Get The Most Out Of Your Travel

Peg Fitzpatrick

You can also crowdsource your social media channels by asking for recommendations for upcoming trips. Create a hashtag group for Instagram. I love to travel! I’m going to share some of my favorite travel hacks with you. I’ve used social media to help plan my trips.

5 Ways Social Media is Like a Great Friendship

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Danny Wong is the social media maniac for BL Group , which powers the startups Blank Label , Thread Tradition and RE:custom. This is a guest post by Danny Wong.

Book Review: APE – Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur by Guy Kawasaki and Shawn Welch

Akamai Marketing

From crowdsourcing feedback to yes, marketing, the Kawasaki discusses how to leverage an active social community. In the marketing world, we essentially do this through focus groups. But few writers have access to actual focus groups.

The New Competition: For-Profit Communities With Deep Pockets (Part 2)


It also charges companies who want to offer crowdsourced challenges. BREAKING: LinkedIn is Shutting off the Jobs Tab for Groups Network Mapping – are you doing it? This post originally appeared on the Avectra blog and is reposted here with permission.

How to Customize Your Facebook News Feed to Maximize Your Productivity

Buffer Social

You can filter by “Friends only”, “Pages only”, or “Groups only” Only you will know who you have chosen to unfollow. Reconnect with people you unfollowed: This allows you to follow a person, Page, or group that you unfollowed in the past.

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Indiana University Athletics Bring Fan’s Twitter Stories to Life

Convince & Convert

In watching the video, it isn’t immediately apparent that the video was crowdsourced from 27 fans on Twitter. Anytime you crowdsource content or stories from fans, clearly disclose how the submissions will be used.

17 Digital Marketing Experts Share Their Top Tips, Tricks, and Tools

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Without this, it is difficult or perhaps impossible to have expectation a group will actually form around your content or brand. I’m always using my social networks to crowdsource.

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Master List ?(A Wiki of Social Media Marketing Examples)?

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Media Hacks #40 Is Now Live

Twist Image

In a world of unconferences, crowdsourcing and Social Media, it's surprising how many people struggle with the messages coming out of the Occupy Wall Street movement. facebook group. Episode #281 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. This is also episode #40 of Media Hacks ! Joining me for this Media Hacks chat is C.C. Chapman , Hugh McGuire and Julien Smith.

The Top #Nifty50 Women in Technology on Twitter for 2012

Webbiquity SMM

As the CEO and Founder at TalentCulture Consulting Group, Meghan connects talent with technology companies as well as being an accomplished speaker and author. making her the youngest CEO of a Fortune 500 company and one of just 20 female CEOs in that group.

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15 Tips Retailers Need to Be Using on Facebook

Simply Measured

Year over year, Facebook has generated 17% increase of users, spanning all over the globe, various demographics, and age groups. Crowdsource Contest: A crowdsource contest can be extremely useful and can be a fun way to engage with your audience. You could tell a story, explain how a product works, show a group of products that go together, or more. 2560 1340 With over 2.01

16 Tips for Using #hashtags HINT: You’re doing it wrong :P #socialmedia

Laurel Papworth

But they are also about COMMUNITIES OF INTEREST and linking your content to groups that would be interested. However large groups may mean your updates are lost in the noise. Express Emotional Hashtags (personal, less group oriented).

7 Social Media Tactics Your 2013 Budget Needs to Succeed

Specifically, research by, comScore, and The Partnering Group found that 70 percent of consumers click through on a retail blog to the firms website and 68 percent of consumers use YouTube to browse and research products. ); //. Marketing News & Expert Advice. ClickZ Awards.

Social Media is not a campaign it’s a commitment!

Buzz Marketing for Technology

A while back I created a post called – There is no “campaign&# in Social Media because when marketers use the word “campaign,” it tends to suggest an initiative to get a message out to a targeted group of constituents.

The Secret, Selfish Side Of Social-Curation Sites

Social curation companies like Pinterest, Storify, and Foodspotting are essentially creating hubs for crowdsourcing interests like wedding ideas, hipsterized photos, and tweets that appear social on the surface. Is it even possible to have an internet ecosystem that is brought on by a collaborative effort--a group of people at a bar or classroom or concert? ); Copyright 1997-2007 Omniture, Inc. More info available at [link] -->. Fast Company. Subscribe. Newsletter. Search.

How to Craft a Perfect Blog Post Headline [+Examples]

Writtent Blog

Example: “17 Crowdsourcing Capers You Just Won’t Believe”. Bounce ideas off of others, reference the internet, brainstorm, or group-write.

Social Media and Village Crisis Comms – Local Gov Councils and Emergency Services #NSWFires

Laurel Papworth

Crowdsourcing donations was something that everyone took on – we along with many others dropped off bags and boxes of donations at the Springwood Country Club and after speaking to the coordinator I tweeted out requests for kids clothing, hats, shoes and cot sheets.