Tag: wisdom of crowds

Creativity and Innovation from the Crowd

June 16th, 2013   •   no comments   

Ross Dawson

We’re all part of a “global brain”, nodes in a vast interconnected network of humanity.

So says Ross Dawson, author of Getting Results from Crowds. Sharing his perspectives at the recent Crowdsourcing Week here in Singapore, Dawson proclaimed that this ubiquitous connectivity accelerates both openness and creativity, mediated by the social web.
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Is Crowdsourcing Rocking Your World?

June 9th, 2013   •   2 comments   

Well, Sean Moffitt (above), author of Wikibrands, seem to think so. And he isn’t the only one.

If you’ve followed the news, you would know that Singapore start up Pirate3D (a 3D printer maker) raised a staggering $366,763 from crowd funding platform Kickstarter just 24 hours after being listed! With almost 2,000 backers, the firm has already raised close to $770,000 in total which is way above its $100,000 target.
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SPF’s First Facebook Arrest – Crowdsleuthing in Action

November 26th, 2011   •   2 comments   

Congratulations to our boys and girls in blue for making the first Facebook arrest!

According to the Singapore Police Force’s (SPF) media release, this development came on 11 Nov 2011 (an auspicious 11/11/11!) when a “public-spirited person called 999 and informed that he could identify a loanshark suspect from a photo posted on the Police Facebook Page since July 2009. The action led to the arrest of two 19 year old suspects for involvement in loanshark harassment activities in the Bukit Merah area.
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Why Britney Isn’t Retweeting Your Tweets

August 6th, 2009   •   2 comments   

Can you stand out in the crowded world of social media? (courtesy of Search Engine People)

As some of you may know, I am currently reading Clay Shirky’s interesting book “Here Comes Everybody” which examines the phenomenon of social behaviours and trends brought about by the onset of social networks and technologies. Several thoughts occurred to me, some triggered by Shirky’s ideas, many others not.

1) Social media doesn’t really replace traditional human behaviour, but provides new platforms and tools to manifest previously latent tendencies. Recent examples include the organising of meet-ups via forums, Facebook, or other social networking platforms, which caters to our urge to converge. We have always wanted to converse with our friends and family members – social media just makes it easier and more efficient to do so. Platforms like Youtube, Flickr and Odeo also caters to our interests like making home videos, taking photographs and composing our own music while sharing it with the world.
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