When fans write the script – Germany’s first crowd film

11.09.2012 clickworker blog 2 Comments

“You always dreamed of working in the film business but could never realize your dream? You feel as though you’ve got hidden talents that you haven’t even discovered yourself? Or are you simply at the beginning of a very great career? Then it’s time to join us – become a Cascadeur!”
Taken from their homepage these are lines Cascadeur Film Productions team are using to attract creatives to participate in a very special production: Cascadeur Reloaded – Germany’s first ever crowd film.

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A scene from the original movie from 1998. Copyright: Cascadeur Film
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Yippee, my package has arrived – Tracking packages with the crowd!

05.09.2012 clickworker blog 1 Comment

Lying in wait for the mailman to deliver packages might soon be a thing of the past. The Internet service http://www.parcello.org has made a point of supplying valid statements about when long-awaited orders from online shops or private packages will reach their destination.

The procedure designed by Parcello is not based on the direct tracking of individual packages as in the package tracking services previously provided by the parcel services. It is based on a system of predictions derived from user entries.

Registered members can go on the website and type in when the parcel service delivered their package. With this information, as well as the dispatch address and the possible delivery route, one can calculate when other packages will be delivered in the neighborhood.


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Nerds are taking over the travel branch – bizarre tips for day trips

28.08.2012 clickworker blog 1 Comment

How about an excursion to an old fallout shelter or a road that leads to nowhere? This type of unusual travel destination can be found by taking a look at Nerdy Day Trips. The so-called “nerd map” presents thousands of interesting and or curious travel destinations that one would probably drive past under normal circumstances. At the same time, one can also mark one’s own personal favorite and call attention to the best graffiti in the neighborhood for instance.

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Freedom does not mean anarchy– the crowd is working on universal principles regarding freedom of expression

21.08.2012 clickworker blog 3 Comments

Communication at any price, regardless of the consequences seems easier than ever on the Internet. There are few binding guidelines for respectful and polite behavior on the net. Until now. Together with a group of master students at the University of Oxford, the British historian Timothy Garton Ash has launched a platform Free Speech Debate in which the crowd can develop principles of international communication.

The question is, who has the right to control content on the Web and set standards? Where are the limits of freedom of expression?

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Game Funding: Retro gamers reanimate childhood memories


Some video games are more than just a pastime for gamers. This assessment has been applied ever since games were officially elevated to the level of cultural artifacts. The core video gamers, the so-called connoisseurs from the outset, also share this appreciation. This is logical: why shouldn’t game history classics evoke contemporary memories in the same way music and films do?


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