#SXSWi Session Notes: Better Crowdsourcing: Lessons Learned from the 3six5 Project

March 13th, 2011

These are my raw notes from this session. Background: Started late 2009, when the idea of life streaming was gaining momentum. Crowd sourcing: inspiration, collaboration and co-creation. Six Items or Less: asks women to wear six items for a month. Turns from a relationship with clothes to a relationship with themselves to a relationship with consumerism. Tumble vs. Posterous. Partnership was with Posterous, they supported…

Crowdsourcing At Its Best

January 9th, 2011

The NFL has cut a spot together that features captured video of the Saints winning last year's Super Bowl and have been airing it during the playoffs this year.  The full story of how it came together can be read here. Watch the video here (while the NFL did the video right, they didn't embrace the full power of the social web to make it…

Crowdsourcing: Online Video

March 28th, 2010

With the Internet's ability to reach worldwide for the brightest talent, we are starting to see an increased use of crowdsourcing to create the best products.  Check out a great example of crowdsourcing a choir:

#SXSWi 2011 Day 3 Experience

March 14th, 2011

The hump day of the SXSW conference is now complete; three days down, two to go. As an added bonus to the exhaustive schedule of SXSW, today we lost an hour with daylight savings time. A few general observations: Today's themes were community and online user experience. SXSW is also known as "spring break for geeks."  This means that there is a lot of drinking…

#SXSWi Session Notes: Sunday Keynote with Christopher Poole

March 13th, 2011

These are my raw notes from this session. Speaker is founder of 4chan Started in 2003 as an image sharing community of people who are interested in. Japanese animation. 15,000 people a day browse the random feed. 4chan is anonymous, no registration. Nothing prevents you from contributing. There is no archive, making the content a constant waterfall. So something can poop on the site and…

SXSW: Day Five Recap

March 19th, 2010

This was the last day of the South by Southwest (SXSW) interactive festival in Austin. The conference lasted five days and was been jam-packed with educational sessions about emerging technology. It was long, fun, exhausting, engaging, informative, crowded and worth every minute. According to reports, the interactive portion of the festival outsold both the film and music portions. There were 12,000 interactive badge holders this…