After Crowd Votes, Obama Pardons Thanksgiving Turkey [Video]
In what’s become a yearly white house tradition, President Obama pardoned a Thanksgiving turkey on Wednesday afternoon. For the second year in a row, the crowd voted on which turkey would get the official pardon. Turkey lovers could vote on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram. This year, the proud strutting, corn munching, Beyoncé listening Popcorn got the crowd’s vote over his competitor Caramel.
Managing a large community of users is no easy endeavor — just ask a community manager at any crowd-powered company. Local Motors, a co-creation firm, is seeing whether it can apply the lessons learned in its crowdsourcing field to crowdfunding by launching a campaign to fund a motorized bike.
Two University of Chicago researchers are looking to address the threat of deaths caused by antibiotic resistance. And they’re asking the crowd for help.
Crowdfunding consultant Rose Spinelli discusses crowdfunding campaigns for veterans: a seemingly great way to give back before the holidays that (for the most part) hasn’t taken off. Spinelli writes in to discuss the “Golden Circle,” a concept developed by Simon Sinek that can help put the military-related campaigns on a path to victory.
Thomas Jullien, a French art director, recently created a short video using over 850 photos taken from Instagram. The two minute film takes viewers from Paris, through New York and Berlin, and all the way to Sydney, Australia, with a few other stops in between.