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May 12, 2011 | By

Amid Deadly Storms, Alabama Power Kept Customers Informed Through Twitter (Ragan) In the days following tornadoes in central Alabama, a power company was tweeting updates and reassurances. How Crowdsourcing Is Improving Global Communities (Mashable) There are many examples of how entrepreneurs and philanthropists are using crowdsourcing techniques to improve local and global communities in real, […]

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March 28, 2011 | By

Ethical Quandary for Social Sites (The New York Times) Social media companies are in a difficult position: how do they accommodate the growing use for political purposes while appearing neutral, but also maintain the practices and policies that made these services popular in the first place? #Quakebook: Crowdsourced Japan Charity Book (The Atlantic) One blogger […]

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October 17, 2008 | By

5 Early Recommendation Technologies That Could Shake Up Their Niches (ReadWriteWeb) As people look more to the internet for cues on what to purchase, five new start ups find ways to make online recommendations for everyone. Crowdsourced Smearbusting (Tech President) A new Web site,, take the phenomenon of crowdsourcing to fight smears associated with […]

Internet Advocacy Roundtable Preview: Crowdsourcing Message and Policy Development

October 10, 2008 | By

In 2006, with less money and less name recognition than his opponent for Senate, incumbent Orrin Hatch, Pete Ashdown took an innovative approach to his campaign website. Harking back to a tradition of elected representatives being delegates of their constitutents will (rather than trustees), Ashdown included a wiki on his website where voters could edit […]