Ocean pollution: Crowdsourcing data for advocacy

03-03-2016 – Filed under environmentcrowdsourcingmonitoringmobiledata

At the border session festival I had the pleasure to attend a fascinating presentation by Jeroen Dagevos from the Plastic Soup Foundation. He highlighted the extent of ocean pollution by plastic and trash and how his organization uses crowdsourcing data to campaign against it. The image above shows a crystal…

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5 crowdsourcing examples on how the United Nations open up

02-06-2014 – Filed under crowdsourcingopen-innovation

There is no doubt that crowdsourcing has great potential; particularly in the case of the United Nations. One clear advantage of open innovation for the UN is that it allows it to test its performance and engage with each target group to learn what it is actually needed and achieved….

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Innovation hubs - how the Internet is setting the path for innovation

19-03-2014 – Filed under open-innovationcrowdsourcing

Only a few years ago ‘unconferences’ where a new and different type of event, where people organized themselves online to meet somewhere to listen and exchange about crazy ideas. The web-based model of open innovation developed into face-to-face events. Years later, we are now witnessing how innovation hubs are popping…

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10 Gründe warum Open Innovation oft scheitert

29-01-2014 – Filed under deopen innovationcrowdsourcing

Offene Innovation kann eine starke Kraft sein. Wenn Hunderte von Menschen offen zusammenarbeiten, können sich viele kreative Möglichkeiten entwickeln. Diese Art Energie ist fantastisch und ich finde es immer spannend live Open Innovation Prozesse, die über unsere Anwendung WE THINQ implementiert wurden, zu sehen. Ideen verbreiten sich wie ein Lauffeuer…

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10 reasons Open Innovation fails

27-01-2014 – Filed under open-innovationcrowdsourcing

Crossposted from the WE THINQ Blog Open innovation can be a powerful force. When hundreds of people collaborate openly things can evolve in all kinds of creative ways. That kind of energy is fantastic to see and I am always excited to follow real-time open innovation events implemented through our…

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Geodaten-Wettlauf: Crowdsourcing versus automatisierte Ansätze

23-12-2010 – Filed under degeodatencrowdsourcing

Erschienen auf Kooptech am 23.12.2010 Digitale Kartografie hat die Erstellung und Nutzung von Karten erheblich erleichtert. Gut gemachte Karten benötigen aber ausreichend Daten. Doch gerade Geodaten der öffentlichen Hand sind selten frei verfügbar und kosten oftmals viel Geld, weil diese eine extra Einnahmequelle für klamme Kommunen bieten. Wie kann man…

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Bottom up knowledge management: Crowdsource your taxonomy

08-10-2010 – Filed under knowledge-managementcrowdsourcingtaxonomy

A good list of keywords could be a ‘saviour’ while doing a research – it gives orientation, quick access and offers a cluster to find the right documentation. But such a simple list is often missing in most websites because it is not so easy to be achieved. And here…

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Data explosion: The many ways to get content online (or how we digitize the world)

13-09-2010 – Filed under ICT4Dknowledge-managementtechnologycrowdsourcingdataopen-data

The same way the fishing industry has found more efficient methods to get most fishes out of the oceans, is exactly how we find more ways to digitze information that was previously only available offline. Imagine a massive fishing-net bringing us the greatest fishes, but emptying the oceans. What would…

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Alternative Landvermesser – Mapping Aktivismus weltweit

11-08-2010 – Filed under degeodatencrowdsourcing

Der Artikel erschien in der Zeitschrift Kulturaustausch – Zeitschrift für internationale Perspektiven(Ausgabe Juli 2010). In den Ländern des Südens zeichnen Hobby-Kartografen die Infrastruktur von Gegenden auf, die bislang nicht erfasst sind. Kibera liegt in Kenia, genauer gesagt in Nairobi und gehört zu den größten informellen Stadtgebieten Afrikas. Doch auf den…

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Combining open innovation and crowdsourcing?

07-10-2009 – Filed under ICT4Dcrowdsourcinginnovationpeer-to-peeropen-innovation

At the Socialcamp in Berlin last weekend, a session dealt with “social business 2.0,” which turned out to be an intense and inspiring discussion on open innovation for appropriate technology through crowdsourcing – a sentence with many buzzwords. Essentially, many questions were raised, but among those were: How can innovative…

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The Internet of Things: Open intelligence through citizen action

02-10-2009 – Filed under activismICT4DcrowdsourcingenvironmentInternet-of-ThingsRFIDSupply-chaintransparency

The Internet of Things is a rather old story within the web. But through simple, low-cost technology such as RFID chips (Radio Frequency Identification Tags) volunteers worldwide gain another potentially powerful monitoring instrument. Such crowdsourcing efforts can unseal environmental damage, give valuable data to advocacy organizations and development projects. Internet…

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Citizen scientist - how mobile phones can contribute to the public good

31-08-2009 – Filed under knowledge-managementcitizen-actioncrowdsourcingmappingmobilesciencevolunteering

Imagine we do not only use our mobile phones to make phones calls and SMS, but to contribute to science. How does that work? We can directly engage in micro-voluntarism or contribute valuable information without doing much more than carrying our mobile phone with us. Just as volunteers share computer…

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