Posts Tagged ‘Crowdsourcing’
Director Robert Rodriguez, known for From Dusk till Dawn and Sin City, relied on Twitter as a crowdsourcing mechanism for his new short film, Two Scoops.
To complete the film, Rodriguez challenged his Twitter followers to help cast the “agent” character, suggest a weapon, design a villainous monster and submit photos of themselves to be used as missing people posters.
So App.net has blasted straight through its $500k Kickstarter goal and is currently at $744 with eleven hours left. And this is making Dalton Caldwell, App.net’s founder, the talk of Twitter.
The look and feel of the Alpha site is very Twitterish and early users are snapping up their Twitter handles with a quickness (it will be first come, first serve later).
But outside of potentially losing out on snagging your Twitter handle on a new platform that you likely don’t care about (yet) – what’s the big deal about App.net? That part is a little complicated.
WikiLeaks has just released tens of thousands of previously unpublished diplomatic cables to the public. However, they are a small organization and aren’t able to go through the documents for potential stories – so they reached out to Twitter.
You’ve likely seen friends posting links to Quora in their Twitter feeds and on Facebook by now and wondered what the latest fuss was about. You’ve probably even heard people call Quora the next Twitter. And while Quora may not be that, Twitter and Facebook have certainly played a large part in driving its growth.
Twitter will be focusing even more on its global expansion this year with today’s announcement of a Translation Center. The company will provide volunteer-powered translations of its website in multiple language, hoping to appeal to its widening international user base.
A new project has emerged that uses Twitter to crowdsource the weather across the US. Don’t remove that weather app from your iPhone just yet, as it’s not perfected, but the idea is sound: use vetted, geo-tagged weather reports from regular Twitter users experiencing storms, snow, rain, or sunny days in their area.