Tag Archives: crowdsourcing

Innovationedge and Wal-Mart help inventors “Get On The Shelf”

Innovationedge is proud to help inventors find success on the shelf with their innovative ideas, and this month you can help three of them become rock stars of the Wal-Mart shelf! Back in January, the retail giant kicked off an American Idol-like contest called  Get On The Shelf for best new products, and inventors in […]

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The big change: should Facebook have checked with the crowd?

Today Facebook users got the shock of their social lives when they logged in only to discover that their newly-revamped News Feed wasn’t what they expected. It’s the most talked about topic not only on Facebook, but trending on Twitter and other networks as well. It wouldn’t surprise me at all to see this as […]

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New York City crowdsources Hurricane Irene storm damage

Storm damage maps can be very useful in pinpointing where severe weather is heading, and New York City residents are using that same idea to help direct cleanup crews and emergency responders. Over the weekend the city launched a new mapping project where residents can report downed trees, powerlines, debris and power outages. It’s a […]

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It’s the real thing: Coke Lets You Create Your Own Drink on Facebook

I spotted this article over at Mashable.com today and thought I’d share it. What a great example of how Coca-Cola can tap into crowdsourcing in real time to understand how fans and customers think drinks.  And for customers who live in a larger town, there is a good chance they can take their ideas and […]

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Crowdsourcing, video games and open innovation make boring job fun!

Crowdsourcing is something I believe businesses need to weave into their social media strategy, and here’s a great example of how it can work. The National Library of Finland has put together an effort to digitize all of its archives—no easy task—by using crowdsourcing and videogames! The project is called, Digitalkoot, which when translated means […]

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