Apr 30 2008

Currents Vlog Episode 2: Crowdsourcing

Published by at 4:07 pm under Uncategorized

I recently had the opportunity to hear Vancouver-based social media evangelist and writer Monica Hamburg give a presentation on crowdsourcing. For social media mavens (and we’ve got quiiiiiiite a few right here in Vancouver), crowdsourcing can be an important part of their toolkit. For businesses, it’s a way of harnessing the wisdom of crowds for fun and profit. For non-profits, it’s a way of building awareness and organizational strength. But what exactly is crowdsourcing and how do I get it to work?

Monica has the answers to these questions and more in this exclusive interview for the latest episode of the Currents vlog. Enjoy.

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5 Responses to “Currents Vlog Episode 2: Crowdsourcing”

  1. Monica Hamburgon 01 May 2008 at 10:07 am

    Hi Jonathan,

    Thanks so much for this. It was really fun to talk with you! And I love the way you’ve done this video!

    I have way too much information in my head on this topic – oh those painful pauses where I sort through stuff – well, I’m working on that 😉

    I just want to clarify a point I made that might be misconstrued or mis-articulated (and perhaps later some more points…) Outsourcing didn’t begin Crowdsourcing – I just meant that the terms are similar and that might have been the “root” of the term. Crowdsourcing is closer to Outsourcing, but also differs in many respects (who gets paid, how the contributions are valued). Jeff Howe is tracing the history of Crowdsourcing at http://www.crowdsourcing.typepad.com/

    ‘Kay now I feel better. Thanks again for the interview. It was great to chat with you & I so appreciate all the time and effort you put into this. Can’t say enough about how great you are (& now I’m starting to gush, so I’ll stop).

  2. Raulon 01 May 2008 at 2:39 pm

    Hi Jonathon,

    I *absolutely* loved this vlog. I think you’ve done a great job of bringing interesting interviewees, the music is great, and the questions and answers are very enticing and very clearly spoken. I really enjoyed it! Keep the vlogging up! :)

    And of course, it’s always great to hear Monica Hamburg…. and I second the gushing – you *are* great!

  3. nancy (aka money coach)on 01 May 2008 at 9:41 pm

    wow! sharp Vlog! Good info, lots of style and 2 of my fave Vancouver bloggerati (huh? is that a word?)! I’m impressed.

  4. […] Monica Hamburg, social media, Vlog, Writer |   In early April, Jonathan Narvey of Currents was kind enough to interview me so I could make sure I knew my stuff for the Third Tuesday Presentation. Jonathan was great and I […]

  5. jnarveyon 04 May 2008 at 9:42 pm

    Thanks for your positive feedback, y’all. Any suggestions on my next vlog topic?

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