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DeAngelo Williams Wants His Facebook Fans To Create His Next Touchdown Celebration DeAngelo Williams Wants His Facebook Fans To Create His Next Touchdown Celebration

You can feel the excitement in the air as the NFL preseason gets underway. The NFL preseason serves two purposes for fans; First, it quenches the football drought that they’ve been experiencing all summer. And is also signals that we’re …

The First Episode of The Silent City, A Crowdfunded Post-Apocalyptic Web Series, Hits The First Episode of The Silent City, A Crowdfunded Post-Apocalyptic Web Series, Hits

During the second week of January 2012, a trailer for a crowdfunded web post-apocalyptic series debuted. Shot on location in New York City, the video’s creative team made use of abandoned industrial locations located around The Big Apple, a promising …

Kickstarter Panhandlers Are “Not As Bad As Child Molesters, But Close” Kickstarter Panhandlers Are “Not As Bad As Child Molesters, But Close”

Crowdsourced funding site Kickstarter says that it is a way to “fund & follow creativity,” but the folks at The Onion have a different opinion of the site. To them, it’s all an internet scam that features beggars peddling a …

Duolingo Opens To The Public After 125,000 Users Translated 75 Million Sentences During Beta Duolingo Opens To The Public After 125,000 Users Translated 75 Million Sentences During Beta

Way back in November of 2011, Duolingo opened up their private beta and was hit with a flood of excitement in the form of invite requests. “People asking me for Duolingo invites: Patience, grasshoppers,” said creator Luis von Ahn. For …

Maven Research Crowd-Sources Consulting Work Maven Research Crowd-Sources Consulting Work
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When Wyatt Nordstrom launched Maven.co back in 2009, he had questions. Questions he could not find answers to. Maven Research was founded, three years ago this month, to use the web’s long reach to answer the unanswerable questions businesses have …

Larry David Joins Twitter At The Behest Of Charity Bribers Larry David Joins Twitter At The Behest Of Charity Bribers

Former Seinfeld and current Curb Your Enthusiasm funnyman Larry David has cautiously waded into the brackish waters of social networking. Late Monday, the writer, actor, and producer sent out his first dispatch to the Twitterverse. And it’s a demand. “I …

Pinterest Is Crowdsourcing The Site’s Translation Pinterest Is Crowdsourcing The Site’s Translation
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Pinterest wants to translate their site into other languages and they are seeking translators to assist them. Here’s what they had to say in a blog post: At Pinterest, we’ve always wanted to make it easy for people all over …

Groupon Grassroots Announced In Honor Of Earth Day Groupon Grassroots Announced In Honor Of Earth Day

It’s Earth Day which means everybody is going to be talking about conservation and how we can go green a little more this year. One Internet company is using Earth Day to relaunch one of their services with a new …

Path Crowdsources Translation to Other Languages Path Crowdsources Translation to Other Languages

Path, is taking the route Twitter took in transitioning their social networking app to other countries in different languages; they’re letting the users help with the translation process. The crowdsourced approach seems to be providing great success to Path. Here’s …

Wasteland 2 Raises $900K In Two Days Wasteland 2 Raises $900K In Two Days

We reported earlier this week that Brian Fargo of InXile Entertainment was attempting to revive the classic Wasteland franchise. He had shipped the idea around to publisher with no avail. Upon finding the success that Double Fine had with Kickstarter, …

Jimmy Wales Wikipedias The British Government Jimmy Wales Wikipedias The British Government

Wikepedia chief and co-founder, Jimmy Wales accepted a position with the British government as an unpaid advisor for open policy creation and other technology-based initiatives. Using his extensive technology and business savvy, Wales will instruct civil servants on how to …

Twitter Moves Right-To-Left, Adds Arabic, Hebrew, Farsi, and Urdu Twitter Moves Right-To-Left, Adds Arabic, Hebrew, Farsi, and Urdu

In January, Twitter added four new right-to-left languages to their Translation Center, the crowdsourcing project that allows users from multiple different languages to help translate Twitter (the service, not the actual tweets). Now, they’ve announced that the work is complete …

Twitter In Arabic, Farsi, Hebrew, and Urdu Coming Soon Twitter In Arabic, Farsi, Hebrew, and Urdu Coming Soon

Twitter has added four new languages to their Translation Center, and in a few months users should be able to participate in the conversation in some right-to-left reading languages. The new languages are Arabic, Farsi, Hebrew, and Urdu and users …

State of the Union Goes Interactive Via Mozilla State of the Union Goes Interactive Via Mozilla

If you’re interested in the State of the Union Address, it will be given on Tuesday January 24th at 9 pm eastern time. For those who are not really sure what the ‘address’ really is, I’ll summarize for you. Annually …

Dungeons & Dragons Reboot Will Be Shaped By Fans Dungeons & Dragons Reboot Will Be Shaped By Fans

D&D players: Are you ready for a reboot? Although fantasy role-playing might owe it all to Dungeons & Dragons, the game itself is struggling to stay relevant in a world full of RPG options. Gaming analysts say that D&D sales …

McDonald’s Starts Plant A Tree Movement, Reddit Decides To Help McDonald’s Starts Plant A Tree Movement, Reddit Decides To Help

The power of the Internet can be summed quite nicely with the concept of crowdsourcing. Using the Internet to organize like-minded individuals for a common cause–in this case, McDonald’s and their Plant a Tree movement–has caused many different events and …

Jurassic Park 4 Rumors Poised To Set The Internet Ablaze Jurassic Park 4 Rumors Poised To Set The Internet Ablaze
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If there is one thing you can unite the internet community around, it’s bacon. Bacon and, to a lesser degree, Jurassic Park 4 rumors. That’s why the news just put out by the Hollywood Reporter is going to ignite the …

Sarah Palin’s Emails To Be Released Sarah Palin’s Emails To Be Released
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The long-delayed trove of digital correspondence between Sarah Palin and about fifty state officials will finally be released tomorrow. Many are anxious as to what might be revealed in the emails, while some believe that they probably won’t provide any …

YouTube Solicits Ideas For Partner Program
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YouTube Partners are, pretty much by definition, some of YouTube’s most important users.  They create original content, don’t violate copyright laws, and have huge audiences.  It makes sense, then, that YouTube is now looking hard for ways to improve its Partner Program.

Academics Endorse Social Media Marketing At OMS

It’s an unfortunate fact that the speakers at some conferences can be self-serving; few people are going to go onstage and not promote their own company, never mind admit its faults.  However, when it comes to social media, it’s hard to accuse the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania of bias, and so an OMS keynote on the subject run by two Wharton representatives was rather informative.

Google Asks For Help With Transcriptions
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Although spell checkers have been around for about 30 years, they still miss or incorrectly flag a whole lot of stuff (try "eye wonder weather this is write" and "monetize").  Google wants its transcription software to become better more quickly, and so is asking for users for a hand.