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Crowdsourcing

There are plenty of efforts at "citizen journalism" underway in various places, including CNN's iReport and Vancouver-based NowPublic, but Spot.us is a little different: In this case, the citizens aren't the ones doing the actual reporting (although they can potentially do so under Spot's model). Instead, they're being asked to finance the reporting, by contributing…

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Erick Schonfeld put up a post at TechCrunch last night about Cambrian House -- the Calgary-based crowdsourcing software company -- and how it was heading for the dead pool after failing to raise financing and being forced into a "fire sale" of its intellectual property and other assets. Since I know co-founder and CEO Michael…

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TechCrunch has a post up about Wikinvest, a kind of "crowdsourced" investment encyclopedia, and how it has added a pile of interesting data about certain sectors such as airlines and so on -- including revenue per available seat mile and other fun stuff (and yes, if you invest in airlines, that stuff had better be…

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NewAssignment.net creator and journalism prof Jay Rosen's latest venture just went live: Beatblogging is an attempt to improve the coverage of specific news areas or "beats" by using social-media such as blogs and wikis. In effect, Jay and his team -- led by the indefatigable David "DigiDave" Cohn -- want to help beat reporters use…

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Greg Sterling at Screenwerk has an interesting post about a local café in his home town of Oakland called Rooz, which has posted signs saying "No Yelpers" -- in other words, no customers who plan to bitch about the service or the food on the Yelp.com customer review site. Greg asked about the sign and…

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