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Crowdsourcing#NewCrowdSM4           Leigh Ortman        Alexandra Dolan      Charlotte Schaefer              Tim Killian
What is Crowdsourcing?                   #NewCrowdSM4
“Crowdsourcing is the act of              taking a job traditionally              performed by a designated              a...
• Video of crowdsourcing
History
1714- British Government asks citizens for a way to find location while at sea.                                   #NewCrow...
1916- Planters Peanuts Logo Contest    Crowdsourced logo    Final outcome                                     #NewCrowdSM4
2001-WikipediaLaunches      #NewCrowdSM4
2004- James Surowiecki writes  “The Wisdom of Crowds”                          #NewCrowdSM4
Jeff Howe coined the     term in 2006.             #NewCrowdSM4
2008 - IndieGoGo launched     Crowdfunding                          @indiegogo                       #NewCrowdSM4
CrowdConf@CrowdCon     f Started in   2010               #NewCrowdSM4
Icelandcrowdsources anew constitution   proposal.           #NewCrowdSM4
Whois crowdsourcing?
Mark Wilson• @crtlzee• Founder of Philanthopr  “It may only take a few more  disasters (individuals who  despise a certain...
John Tozzi• @jtozz• Reporter for  BloomburgBusinessweek –  covers small business,  entrepreneurship, &innovation“The main ...
How do you crowdsource?
Applications & Websites
Thumb   Free mobile application   Users may either   request feedback from   users or provide   comments to others’ post...
Dan Kurani• @thumb• @dankurani• Founder & CEO, Thumb“[Thumb] Is important   because opinions are   based on   values, beli...
• “We built Thumb to help people  get real-time opinions while  shopping, however, people use  it for a wide breadth of  q...
•   Download Thumb to your smartphone •   Sign up with e-mail or Facebook •   Click “Me”  Click “Find Friends” •   Click ...
• Enterprise     crowdsourcing   • Hires a network     over 2.5 million     people to perform     their crowdsourcing   • ...
Mollie Allick• @mpallick• Director of Events and PR  at CrowdFlower“CrowdFlower gives the  ability to scale 2.5 million  w...
CrowdFlower – Mollie Allick• “Older companies can have a difficult time  adapting to a new way of gathering  information.”...
 Collaborative     production     website for     making music     If a production     makes money,     the profits are ...
• “Think of this website less as an   exhibition space like YouTube or   Tumblr…this is more like our   studio. We come he...
Download, edit/add, re-upload, andother userscontinuecycle untilfinal product.
Why crowdsource?
Advantages             #NewCrowdSM4
Advantage1: With a huge pool ofparticipants, more ideas are bound to be                 made.          - John Tozzi       ...
Advantage 2: Feedback is gained quickly for               faster results.                          - Mollie Allick, CrowdF...
Feedback is                 instantaneous.#NewCrowdSM4
Advantage 3:                 Cheap for                companies.#NewCrowdSM4
Disadvantages                #NewCrowdSM4
Disadvantage         1:  Requires    filtering    of Mollie Allick, CrowdFlower      - bad information                    ...
Disadvantage 2: Requires more in depth validation; accuracy is put into question                          - John Tozzi, Bu...
Disadvantage 3: Crowdsourcing relies on the  creativity of the masses – masses that might  not care enough or understand y...
Looking Ahead…
“Brand Crowd”Companies will look to consumers to spread the word of their new products before they               hit the s...
CrowdfundingJumpstart Our Business Startup (JOBS) Act,  passed by the House of Representatives,allows new businesses to us...
Crowdsourcing EmploymentLarge companies have begun paying people   to perform crowdsourcing activities on a               ...
Summing Up• CrowdSourcing is an efficient way of gathering  information and feedback from unlimited sources  worldwide tha...
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    1. 1. Crowdsourcing#NewCrowdSM4 Leigh Ortman Alexandra Dolan Charlotte Schaefer Tim Killian
    2. 2. What is Crowdsourcing? #NewCrowdSM4
    3. 3. “Crowdsourcing is the act of taking a job traditionally performed by a designated agent (usually an employee) and outsourcing it to an undefined, generally large group of people in the form of an open call.” – Jeff Howe, editor at Wired Magazine @crowdsourcing#NewCrowdSM4
    4. 4. • Video of crowdsourcing
    5. 5. History
    6. 6. 1714- British Government asks citizens for a way to find location while at sea. #NewCrowdSM4
    7. 7. 1916- Planters Peanuts Logo Contest Crowdsourced logo Final outcome #NewCrowdSM4
    8. 8. 2001-WikipediaLaunches #NewCrowdSM4
    9. 9. 2004- James Surowiecki writes “The Wisdom of Crowds” #NewCrowdSM4
    10. 10. Jeff Howe coined the term in 2006. #NewCrowdSM4
    11. 11. 2008 - IndieGoGo launched Crowdfunding @indiegogo #NewCrowdSM4
    12. 12. CrowdConf@CrowdCon f Started in 2010 #NewCrowdSM4
    13. 13. Icelandcrowdsources anew constitution proposal. #NewCrowdSM4
    14. 14. Whois crowdsourcing?
    15. 15. Mark Wilson• @crtlzee• Founder of Philanthopr “It may only take a few more disasters (individuals who despise a certain brand, etc, teaming up) to take down a brand in a public arena and scare many corps away from the idea.”
    16. 16. John Tozzi• @jtozz• Reporter for BloomburgBusinessweek – covers small business, entrepreneurship, &innovation“The main advantage is it allows you to tap a wide network of people who may have specialized knowledge or insight into a particular question or problem.”
    17. 17. How do you crowdsource?
    18. 18. Applications & Websites
    19. 19. Thumb Free mobile application Users may either request feedback from users or provide comments to others’ posts Connect with users with similar interests Reward helpful responses with Stars@thumb #NewCrowdSM4
    20. 20. Dan Kurani• @thumb• @dankurani• Founder & CEO, Thumb“[Thumb] Is important because opinions are based on values, beliefs, and experiences which are demographically and culturally influenced.”
    21. 21. • “We built Thumb to help people get real-time opinions while shopping, however, people use it for a wide breadth of questions. Our users use the product to discover new things and people that are just like them.”• “Thumb is heavily gamified, and it replicates a slice of everyday life with real people (and all he emotion that comes with it).”- Dan Kurani
    22. 22. • Download Thumb to your smartphone • Sign up with e-mail or Facebook • Click “Me”  Click “Find Friends” • Click “Search Thumb” • Type in: cschaefe@syr.edu (Charlotte)#NewCrowdSM4
    23. 23. • Enterprise crowdsourcing • Hires a network over 2.5 million people to perform their crowdsourcing • Large companies  small businesses pay CrowdFlower to do their crowdsourcing for them@crowdflower #NewCrowdSM4
    24. 24. Mollie Allick• @mpallick• Director of Events and PR at CrowdFlower“CrowdFlower gives the ability to scale 2.5 million workers…allowing work to be done a lot faster and providing a Gold Standard for crowdsourcing accuracy.”
    25. 25. CrowdFlower – Mollie Allick• “Older companies can have a difficult time adapting to a new way of gathering information.”• “We embed answers so we know the correct information in advance to make sure workers are doing the tasks accurately.”
    26. 26.  Collaborative production website for making music  If a production makes money, the profits are split 50/50 with the company and the artist(s).@hitRECord #NewCrowdSM4
    27. 27. • “Think of this website less as an exhibition space like YouTube or Tumblr…this is more like our studio. We come here to make things together.” * • “Anybody else can download anybody’s records and remix it, sample it, add to it, edit it, and put up their version. Remix isn’t theft, it is just how we work.” ** From hitRECord.org@hitRECordJoe
    28. 28. Download, edit/add, re-upload, andother userscontinuecycle untilfinal product.
    29. 29. Why crowdsource?
    30. 30. Advantages #NewCrowdSM4
    31. 31. Advantage1: With a huge pool ofparticipants, more ideas are bound to be made. - John Tozzi #NewCrowdSM4
    32. 32. Advantage 2: Feedback is gained quickly for faster results. - Mollie Allick, CrowdFlower #NewCrowdSM4
    33. 33. Feedback is instantaneous.#NewCrowdSM4
    34. 34. Advantage 3: Cheap for companies.#NewCrowdSM4
    35. 35. Disadvantages #NewCrowdSM4
    36. 36. Disadvantage 1: Requires filtering of Mollie Allick, CrowdFlower - bad information #NewCrowdSM4
    37. 37. Disadvantage 2: Requires more in depth validation; accuracy is put into question - John Tozzi, BusinessWeek #NewCrowdSM4
    38. 38. Disadvantage 3: Crowdsourcing relies on the creativity of the masses – masses that might not care enough or understand your brand enough to create something great for you. - Mark Wilson, Founder of Philanthopr
    39. 39. Looking Ahead…
    40. 40. “Brand Crowd”Companies will look to consumers to spread the word of their new products before they hit the shelves. - Marketingprofs.com #NewCrowdSM4
    41. 41. CrowdfundingJumpstart Our Business Startup (JOBS) Act, passed by the House of Representatives,allows new businesses to use crowdfunding. #NewCrowdSM4
    42. 42. Crowdsourcing EmploymentLarge companies have begun paying people to perform crowdsourcing activities on a daily basis. - CrowdFlower #NewCrowdSM4
    43. 43. Summing Up• CrowdSourcing is an efficient way of gathering information and feedback from unlimited sources worldwide thanks to the internet and social media• Large Corporations to small businesses and even individuals can make a living off of crowdsourcing• Crowdsourcing brings together numerous viewpoints information and strategies together but requires a filter
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