Image via @Benavent
Of course, the month of January was overshadowed by the tragic Charlie Hebdo event(s) which killed 17 people and wounded 22 others. The New Yorker cover depicted here, which was created by Ana Juan, is just one of many artistic shows of support for the victims of the Paris attacks. I found it both beautiful and impactful, that’s why I use it to illustrate this month’s post. You can see some other great illustrations on eYeka’s blog, which shares the best entries that the community submitted to the #JeSuisCharlie contest.
Beside some stories linked to the Charlie Hebdo events, as well as the tweet that the satirical magazine issued just hours before the shooting, you will find other interesting links that I stumbled upon this pas month. There’s a dauting article about moderators of social media sites, two articles about the cosmopolitan Paris that I love, or an article about social media “written by an actual teen.” Enjoy.
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Santa didn’t leave me a finished thesis, this year (but I hope to call myself a PhD in the next year)
This post is just to wish all readers of this blog a Merry Christmas, a Joyeux Noël (French), Frohe Weihnachten (German), Nedeleg laouen (Breton)! It’s also to share the news that I will be switching to a full-time corporate job next year, becoming Marketing Manager at eYeka. I am indeed done with the 3-year CIFRE convention that I had signed in January 2012, which allowed me to be part-time employee & part-time PhD student, and I am now keen to start a corporate career as a marketer. Continue reading →
On this blog I’ve gathered academic representations of crowdsourcing, whitepapers about the same, or videos about crowdsourcing platforms by OVC – all of which I try to update regularly. But let’s be honest, this is mainly niche content that interests academics, thought leaders or crowdsourcing participants, and does not tell much how the rest of the world perceives crowdsourcing.
Yet, in a world where crowdsourcing is getting mainstream, it might be even more interesting to broaden our perspectives a bit, and to see how mainstream media treats the topic. If you look up “crowdsourcing” on YouTube you will find lots of conferences, panels, student projects and explainer videos. But what about real media coverage about crowdsourcing? Here’s a list of clips that discussed crowdsourcing in the news (mainly on TV), presented in chronological order (years). I will try to keep it updated.
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