Tagged: crowd justice

Crowdfunding: Crowd Wisdom, Mob Mentality

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The concept of “crowd wisdom” is often cited as a strength of crowdsourcing and crowdfunding. The wisdom of the crowd is the process of taking into account the collective opinion of a group of individuals rather than a single expert to answer a question. A large group’s… Read More

Op-Ed: How Crowdfunding Made Social Justice Cool

An Internet connection has the power to make world-class problem solvers out of all of us. My first experience supporting a cause was “adopting” a Native American boy through Save the Children when I was in college. Barely an adult myself, that transaction made me feel responsible,… Read More

Retrospective: Susan Wilson’s Kickstarter Success And Resulting PR Fiasco

Now that the dust has settled regarding the Kickstarter campaign to send a 9 year old girl to “RPG Camp,” I think it is extremely important to reflect on what happened, digest the events and see if there is anything to learn. To allow something… Read More

There Is No Justice In Rewards-Based Crowdfunding

Ever since covering the Hanfree project in January, we’ve received a handful of emails from project backers looking for a way to deal with campaigns gone bad. Note that I’m not referring to failed campaigns, but specifically campaigns where no visible effort was made to… Read More

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