ZAKOO: Dozens of micro-tasks for several thousand online workers

02.11.2011
ZAKOO
In most cases money earned on the Internet is associated with some paid-mail offering or dubious casino scams. Yet there is indeed another opportunity for you to make money for real work. It is called crowdsourcing, or microtasking, and it’s becoming more loved and popular in Germany. Zakoo.de took a closer look at the German market-leader clickworker.com

KressReport: Mole hunt for the National Library

28.10.2011
Kressreport
From old texts to new types of sausages – let the masses judge: Crowdsourcing is spreading. The blogger Claudia Pelzer wants to link into the scene now. Sometimes it is all about sausages, if consulting wisdom of the crowd. For six months via Facebook the Rügenwalder Mill sausage experts and sausage testers have sought to connect people to participate in the development of new ham flavors like Tomato-Arugula.more… (in German)

pressetext: Knowledge of the masses is becoming a more precious commodity in research and business

28.10.2011
pressetext
The Internet increasingly helps capture the potential knowledge and cooperation of the masses. In crowdsourcing researchers are currently outlining a short study on future technology consulting. “In the next few years it is likely that crowdsourcing will become a commonplace solution. There are already several positive reports in science and business, though many legal and ethical questions must still be clarified,” says study author Norbert Malanowski in a press interview. more… (in German)

The Wall Street Journal: Crowdsourcing Brings Historical Archive Online

20.10.2011
Wall Street Journal
In an effort to bring the George Eastman House archive online, Dr. Anthony Bannon, Director at George Eastman House in Rochester New York, has announced partnership with Clickworker, an international crowdsourcing company. The project involves photo-tagging of more than 400,000 images from the George Eastman House, one of the world’s oldest photography museums. more

Research & Results: What Crowdsourcing can Deliver

14.10.2011
Research & Results
Surveys within a company or on their website only reach those with whom the company already has contact. But those who use crowdsourcing have the benefit of being recognized by a greater audience. more… (in German)