Some food for Thought...
By Malia Lazu
Business trends of crowdsourcing are very exciting for the world of politics.
Crowdsourcing is a way to tap into the collective intelligence of people.
It allows you to get the involvement of your target audience
& create buy-in through their participation.
There are some great business models, such as www.threadless.com, that are worth exploring.
The basic idea at Threadless is that customers vote on the T-shirt design they feel should be produced.
The incentive of seeing your shirt mass-produced & sold encourages the designer to get people involved in the website so that they will vote for their design.
These are my notes from a talk at The Future of News & Civic Media Conference–
As a woman, I can tell you I truly believe that men & women are from different planets.
As a community builder, I know that technology builders
& community builders are from different planets too.
But just as men & women can make music together when they learn each other’s language,
so can technology builders & community builders.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.