Contest: A face for the “Clickworker Lounge”!

11.06.2012 clickworker blog 7 Comments

And the winner is …the new forum for clickworker.com will go by the name of “Clickworker Lounge” and will soon be open to all Clickworkers.

We are currently working at full speed to provide the “Clickworker Lounge” with all the necessary functions. Before the informative threads relevant to the work at clickworker.com can go online, we are still looking for a creative and unusual avatar that Clickworkers can select as a place holder for their user image in the forum profile.

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Is crowdfunding the future of quality journalism?

08.05.2012 clickworker blog 6 Comments

crowdfundingFreedom of information versus copyright, pirates versus artists and journalists: when it comes to the availability and expenses of content on the Internet, conflicting interests collide. And, in the case of socially relevant information in particular, it is difficult to decide who is in the right: the journalist who has put a lot of time and travel into research and expects reasonable payment for his quality articles? Or the citizen for whom information about politics, economy and society satisfy a fundamental need that also lower-income users must not be excluded from?
There are numerous debates on the subject; the age of Internet is acclaimed as being ground-breaking for journalistic equality and feared as the end of quality journalism.
The truth might be somewhere in between, and perhaps journalists, publishers and users will have to be creative and develop new models for the communication of knowledge on the Internet. Such as the mediafunders.net platform.

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Privacy on the Smartphone: Using Crowdsourcing to Protect against Viruses and Data Theft

19.04.2012

Nowadays, malicious viruses, Trojans and worms are not only endemic to home computers. Usually invisible threats, they are increasingly causing difficulties for many smartphones. It is therefore not unusual that enthusiastic users of web-enabled mobile phones not only install the desired app, but also a hardly perceivable pest on their smartphone. Unfortunately just a few clicks are enough to grant viruses or spy ware unrestricted access to all private data.

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Reinventing the traditional Swiss Army Knife

13.04.2012

The Victorinox brand stands for tradition, but not only in Switzerland. The classic original red Swiss Army Knife with the cross and shield is world famous and there is no doubt that it has achieved cult status.

However, Victorinox is currently searching for a fresh, new design for its traditional product. In cooperation with jovoto.com, a crowdsourcing platform for creative talents, Victorinox is looking for a stylish, creative look for the pocketknife.

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Bunnies Wanted – Easter greetings from and for the Crowd

23.03.2012 clickworker blog 1 Comment

Easter greetings from and for the CrowdThe time of year has come again: Spring is on its way and the Easter rabbit is hiding colorful eggs everywhere. This year, for the first time ever, also in the Clickworker community – but we don’t want to reveal too much about that yet! However, to put our Clickworkers in the mood for the brightly decorated egg feast, we want to create an Easter card together with the community.

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