So instead of writing a stuffy paper for Jeff Howe’s book Crowdsourcing my class decided to post a series of tweets about what we got out of it. Seems fitting for a book on the power of the crowd, huh? So we divided the work in between all of us so we each could focus on a specific topic. For my part I decided to locate and link specific reports cited in the book along with companies mentioned along with websites.
The class has posted our tweets to our individual twitter accounts, but they also can be found on the Uconntweetbeat twitter account. All of my specific posts are below, but they are also on my twitter (http://twitter.com/lindamslay) The individuals in our class used the hashtag on twitter of UCCrowdsourcing_Ch1 or the respective chapter number. The final project (the Uconntweetbeat twitter account) used the hashtag CrowdsourcingUC_Ch1 ,or again, the respective chapter number. Our class also has a blog on wordpress. This is where you can find any cool things that we have dug up about crowdsourcing. My twitter posts are re-posted below just for convenience.
- Threadless community decides if your design will be on the next tee http://www.threadless.com/submit
- Food reviews from ppl just like you… post ur own too http://chowhound.chow.com/boards
- TPM readers review DOJ memos http://bit.ly/3sDgNn starting 3/20/07
- M dot Strange: cheap to produce, free to enjoy http://wearethestrange.blogspot.com/
- http://bit.ly/3aaJJ3 An instruction manual written for moms from real moms
- The Wisdom of Crowds http://www.randomhouse.com/features/wisdomofcrowds/
- Proctor and Gamble’s lofty goal http://bit.ly/jDfNs
- Netflix was curious http://www.netflixprize.com/rules
- Frito-Lay pays 1 million for consumer created commercial http://bit.ly/46wGbd
- http://digg.com/ News readers want to read; it”s been voted on
- Too many donors for nonprofit Kiva http://www.kiva.org/about
- PS3 LittleBigPlanet created and enjoyed by the players http://www.us.playstation.com/PS3/Games/littlebigplanet
- Single-celled organisms to whatever u create. Even rank other users creations http://www.spore.com/sporepedia
- Budget Travel’s June 2008 issue was solely the readers submissions http://tinyurl.com/y9nlosa
Still interested in the book? Feel free to pick up your copy at any bookstore.