Many types of crowdsourcing can be used, and indeed they have been used, in government activities. However, crowdfunding was still resisting … until now. In this post I present Uniempren, a crowdfunding platform that depends on the University of Valencia and has been funded by the spanish government.Read more
Crowdsourcing and e-Government: types of existing initiatives
One area where crowdsourcing can be particularly useful, but which is being used in a few countries, and not too much, is the e-government. Crowdsourcing can do much pulling policy closer to citizens and allowing them to participate to a greater extent … if politicians allow it, of course.Read more
Internet, is it necessary in crowdsourcing?
The question is clear, do you need internet to classify an initiative as a crowdsourcing initiative? Can the vote via SMS for the expulsion of a reality show participant be considered crowdsourcing? In this post, which starts my new life stage as a PhD researcher (sounds great), I give my opinon about this question. And what do you say? Do you think it’s necessary?Read more
PhD dissertation defended and “doctor” degree achieved. Doctor Estellés-Arolas.
As a bit of self-hype is not bad from time to time, I’m glad to share with you that on July 26, last friday, I finally made my Ph.D. dissertation about the relationship between crowdsourcing and collective intelligence. It’s great to finish a cycle and it’s great (really great) to become a doctor (Ph.D.).Read more
When the crowd is not so intelligent (part 3): Boston Marathon bombing Investigation
To end this series of posts, we examine the last of the factors that may affect crowdsourcing initiatives and a number of conclusions will be listed. Could be the motivation that drives the crowd the guilty of what happened? What do you think?Read more
When the crowd is not so intelligent (part 2): Boston Marathon bombing Investigation
As discussed in the previous post, the crowdsourcing initiative launched by the FBI after the Boston bombing was a success and the one that emerged from the crowd was a failure. Which are the factors, the reasons, that made one work and the other not? Which were the differences between the two processes? In this post we start to analyze these factors.Read more