The Top 10 crowdsourcing-fails (places five to one)

23.10.2012 clickworker blog 3 Comments

The Internet community can create and realize terrific ideas. But they also take a mischievous pleasure in exploiting situations in which large corporations leave themselves open to attack. Proceed to part two of the greatest crowdsourcing fails here…

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The Top 10 crowdsourcing-fails (places ten to six)

16.10.2012 clickworker blog 2 Comments

Crowdsourcing is very fashionable. Why should a company provide huge budgets to product designers and ad-geeks, when they could basically outsource their entire marketing department to Facebook fans and then revel in their success as a social media fox. Whether a shower gel (dm) or a microwave meal (Maggi Topfino), join-in contests are very popular. However some PR managers haven’t bargained on the mischievous streak that can prevail in the Internet community. Here is part one of the greatest crowdsourcing fails…

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25 become 50 – Our rating system is being revised

11.10.2012 clickworker blog 7 Comments

You are given an individual rating for every workitem you process on Depending on how good or bad it turns out, it affects your rating as an author, translator or web researcher. We will be making a few changes in the rating system shortly. These changes are primarily designed to ensure that your ratings are less susceptible to extreme evaluations, and keep decreases moderate.

What will change? Two items.

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Greenpeace’s greenest vessel


In 2009, Greenpeace decided that it was time to retire the legendary Rainbow Warrior II and launch a new green vessel. In contrast to its predecessor, Rainbow Warrior III will be built from new and according to ecological aspects. It will not only be the base for future campaigns, but also function as a lab and communication center.

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Thousands of Internet users sing together in a virtual choir

19.09.2012 clickworker blog 4 Comments

Is it possible to sing together with people from all over the world without leaving your living room? Yes it is. Thanks to the Internet project “Virtual Choir” launched by Eric Whitacre, a US American, anyone can participate in a global choir from his or her own home.

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Whitacre got the idea when he saw a video a girl had recorded of herself singing one of Whitacre’s songs, and shared on Youtube. Inspired by the video, Whitacre called on his fans to perform the song “Sleep”, record themselves, and share the result on Youtube. That was in 2009. “Lux Aurumque” followed the same year: it has been viewed 3 million times and performed by 185 singers from 12 countries. Both videos can be viewed on the website especially designed for German fans.

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