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Anti-mosquito patch attracts $164,000 in crowd-sourced funding

The Kite Mosquito Patch is billed as a safe way to keep away mosquitoes for 48 hours, and its inventors recently achieved their Indiegogo fundraising goal of $75,000 by receiving more than $164,000.

Bed and breakfast innkeeper fantasy explored in 'Second Acts'

In the site's third installment of the 'Second Acts' editorial series, Slate's Emily Yoffe explores one woman's post-career move to own and operate a bed and breakfast.

Famed NCAA coach Andy Enfield shares his 'second act' with Slate

Following on Slate's Second Acts editorial theme, tech start-up wiz Andy Enfield explains how his experiences led him to coach an NCAA basketball team into the Sweet 16.

Is crowdsourcing the future of health care? Special

Toronto - In 2006 journalist Jeff Howe coined the term crowdsoucing in an article for Wired magazine. Crowdsourcing systems are used to accomplish a variety of tasks. It is now a standard model in business but could it become the way of healthcare?

Digital Journal releases 'Power User' list for April

Digital Journal today published a list of the 20 most active contributors on its network in April. The Top 20 list is published each month to report how Digital Journalists, bloggers and citizen journalists interact in an online media network.

Digital Journal publishes 'Power User' list for March

Digital Journal today published a list of the 20 most active contributors on its network in March. The Top 20 list is published each month to report how Digital Journalists, bloggers and citizen journalists interact in an online media network.

Digital Journal releases February 'Power User' list

Digital Journal today published a list of the 20 most active contributors on its network in February. The Top 20 list is published each month to report how Digital Journalists, bloggers and citizen journalists interact in an online media network.

Op-Ed: Is crowdsourcing the future of original online streaming content?

Online streaming is becoming a highly coveted market niche many businesses want to get into. In the past year there has been a lot of talk on the web about this industry.

January Power User list features top 20 in crowdsourcing project

Digital Journal today published a list of the 20 most active contributors on its network. The Top 20 list is published each month to report how Digital Journalists, bloggers and citizen journalists interact in an online media network.

Digital Journal showcases power of user-generated media in 2011

Toronto - Digital Journal is winning praise for its role in covering major international stories throughout 2011. Leveraging both technology and a global base of contributors, the company played a big role in covering 2011's top stories.

November Power User list features top 20 in crowdsourcing project

Digital Journal today has published a list of the 20 most active contributors on its network. The Top 20 list is published each month to report how Digital Journalists, bloggers and citizen journalists interact in an online media network.

Millennials change the face of work Special

Toronto - Young, smart and out of work, Robyn Brophy applied to 95 different jobs before she scored her first interview and job. For a part-time nanny position.

Citizen data project to measure radiation levels in Japan Special

An organisation is raising money to provide devices to measure radiation in Japan. The aim of the project is to collect all this data together and make it freely available online.

Dilbert Cartoon Asking For User-Generated Content

Every wanted to be a comic strip writer? Comic strip series 'Dilbert' is allowing fans to take a shot at writing their own endings and punchlines to the popular character's comic life. Is user-generated content the answer to finding fresh, funny material?

Got a Brilliant Business Idea? Get it Voted up and Win $10,000 Start-up Money

A 21-year-old single mother recently voiced the idea to create a secure webcam facility inside daycare centers for kiddies. She listed her idea on a crowdsourced platform, and now PeekYourBoo.com is a runner-up for winning $10,000 (USD) in start-up funds.

The Age of User-Generated Everything

User-powered content is not just impacting journalism and sites like YouTube. Now art galleries and museums are giving everyday amateurs a chance to shine in the spotlight by marrying the digital revolution and the rising trend of crowdsourcing.
 

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Crowdsourcing pioneers Jeff Howe and Rahaf Harfoush joined Saint Elizabeth's President and CEO Shirlee Sharkey for "What crowdsourcing can do for health innovation"
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In no particular order, Digital Journal's November 2011 Power Users include: Alexander Baron, Andrew Moran, Bart B. Van Bockstaele, Carolyn E. Price, Elizabeth Cunningham Perkins, Gar Swaffar, Gemma Fox, Igor I. Solar, JohnThomas Didymus, Katerina Nikolas, Kay Mathews, Kev Hedges, Kevin Fitzgerald, Kim I. Hartman, KJ Mullins, Leigh Goessl, Leo Reyes, Lynn Curwin, Nancy Houser and Samuel Okocha.
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