From frustrated citizen to fellow citizen

May 27, 2011 clickworker blog 5 Comments

(written by Joachim Klöckner, Germany, Clickworker since February 2011)

That´s the change a few innovative citizen-participation websites are trying to effect. And, in a broad sense, they all utilize crowdsourcing to do it. I would like to introduce and explain these citizen resources as examples of creative and useful examples of crowdsourcing, which are making it possible for people to take part in politics.

direktzurkanzlerin.de makes it possible for Germans to pose questions to Chancellor Angela Merkel. If many people vote for a certain question to be answered, the Chancellor will respond directly. Readers have the possibility to rate each question and leave comments.

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What is Clickworker API anyway?

May 4, 2011 clickworker blog 4 Comments

Clickworker APIIn order to be able to offer clickworkers tasks to work and earn money, we first have to load tasks, along with their corresponding data, into our system. There are different ways our clients´ wishes can be fulfilled on our platform, and we´ve gone through a few variations.

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Clickworker Tripping

April 29, 2011 clickworker blog 1 Comment

(written by Rieke Oeldorf, Germany, Clickworker since August 2010)

Clickworker on tour When I got the opportunity to do an internship in London at the end of last year, I jumped at the chance. I was in my third year at a full-time position and needed a change of scenery. This chance came just at the right time.

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How Companies use Crowdsourcing

April 18, 2011 clickworker blog 4 Comments

An online community´s support, opinions and ideas are invaluable. You all know how Clickworker uses the power of the crowd. Those in our crowd write or translate texts or do research of many different kinds. But how do other companies utilize their crowds´ creative potential? Here is a sample of a few interesting models:


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Clickworker – a chance for both career and family to thrive

March 17, 2011 clickworker blog 12 Comments

(written by J. B., Germany, Clickworker since November 2010)

During my most recent maternal leave, I realized I didn´t want to go back to my old job. The position was unfulfilling and I had a bad conscience about neglecting my motherly duties. I also knew the promotional chances at my old job – despite additional training – were slim to none. And - to make things even worse - the salary was pathetic. Needless to say, all this caused me to be pretty unhappy with my work situation. So, I decided to go on maternal leave.

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