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72 Crowdsourced Creations

These Democratic Ideas Bring Power to the People

— January 31, 2011 — Pop Culture
The rise of the Internet has heralded an age of unrivaled consumer power and influence, and this illuminating collection of crowdsourced creations highlights some of the best and brightest ways that this changing paradigm has been harnessed.

With the meteoric rise of social media and global online communities, organizations around the world have begun to realize that the voice of their customers matters more than ever before. From democratic furniture stores to customer-run record labels, these crowdsourced creations are among the latest campaigns to put consumer power at the forefront.
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Crowdsourced Abortions
Crowdsourced Abortions
'Birth or Not' Puts the Issue of Pro-Life or Pro-Choice into Action
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Crowdsourced Twitter Songs
Crowdsourced Twitter Songs
Juan Zelada Uses Twitter Confessions to Inspire Music
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68
Crowdsourced Time Capsules
Crowdsourced Time Capsules
'Life in a Day' Wants to Document One Specific Day of Our Lives
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67
Crowdsourced Conservation
Crowdsourced Conservation
Planet Agent is a User-Submitted Gallery of Environmental Mishaps
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Crowdsourced Time Capsules
Crowdsourced Time Capsules
'In 25 Years' Lets You Save Personal Messages to Your Future Self
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Crowdsourced Record Labels
Crowdsourced Record Labels
Crowdbands Website Puts Executive Decisions in the Hands of the People
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Killer Crowdsourced Clips
Killer Crowdsourced Clips
One Frame of Fame Creates an Ever-Changing Music Video Hourly
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Democratic Design Marketplaces
Democratic Design Marketplaces
FashionStake Puts Consumer Power at Your Fingertips
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62
Crowdsourced Songs
Crowdsourced Songs
Jimmy Fallon Sings 'Black Thoughts Favorite Dinosaurs'
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Crowdsourced Problem-Solving
Crowdsourced Problem-Solving
Cramster is a People-Friendly Homework Helper
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60
Crowdsourced Party Playlists
Crowdsourced Party Playlists
SongVote Lets Members Collaborate on a Party Song Sequence
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59
Crowdsourced Art Shows
Crowdsourced Art Shows
The Wellcome Exhibition Collects Things from the Public
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Crowdsourced Nomenclature Campaigns
Crowdsourced Nomenclature Campaigns
Toyota Prius Searches for a Plural to the Bestselling Hybrid
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Crowdsourced Sustainability Sites
Crowdsourced Sustainability Sites
Stockholm's Globe Forum is an Online Eco Community
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Crowdsourced City Designs
Crowdsourced City Designs
Betaville is an Online Game for Budding City Planners
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Crowdsourced Video Integrations
Crowdsourced Video Integrations
YouTube Google Moderator Collaboration Expanded to User Channels
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Artsy Crowdsourced Cookbooks
Artsy Crowdsourced Cookbooks
'They Draw and Cook' Features Original Recipes and Art
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Crowdsourced Custom Images
Crowdsourced Custom Images
customAdArt Lets Client Tell Photographers What to Shoot
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Crowdsourced Child Witticisms
Crowdsourced Child Witticisms
My Kid is Gifted Serves Up Bites of Priceless Progeny Proclamations
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Crowdsourced Copy Editing
Crowdsourced Copy Editing
GooseGrade Lets You Correct Any Website in the World
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50
Democratic Design Stores
Democratic Design Stores
StyleFactory Furniture Website Brings Consumer Choice to the Table
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Crowdsourced Advice
Crowdsourced Advice
Thumb, Formerly Opinionaided, Provides Help from Family & Strangers Alike
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Crowdsourced Wordsmiths
Crowdsourced Wordsmiths
Spudaroo Connects Businesses With Writers and Editors
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Crowdsourced Operas
Crowdsourced Operas
Royal Opera House Solicits Tweets for Upcoming Twitter Opera
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Crowdsourced Smile Collections
Crowdsourced Smile Collections
Yoko Ono's 'Smiling Face Film' Invites Participation Via Flickr
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Crowdsourced Search Engines
Crowdsourced Search Engines
Lavva Allows for Finding and Discussing Any Issue (REVIEW)
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Crowdsourced Cookbooks
Crowdsourced Cookbooks
Foodista Offers Recipes and Cooking Tips Through User Editing
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Crowdsourced Clotheslines
Crowdsourced Clotheslines
Levi Strauss Contest 'Care to Air' Design a Clothesline Challenge
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Crowdsourced Trick-or-Treating
Crowdsourced Trick-or-Treating
Flickr Contests Let Everyone Share Their Haunted Houses
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Crowdsourced Pregnancy Decisions
Crowdsourced Pregnancy Decisions
Wiserpregnancy Helps Expectant Mothers Make Informed Choices
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Crowdsourcing Green Jobs
Crowdsourcing Green Jobs
Hyper-Local Websites Make it Easier to Find Eco-Friendly Service Pros
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Crowdsourced Snack Ads
Crowdsourced Snack Ads
The Doritos 'King of Ads' Commercial Contest Gives Consumers Control
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Crowdsourced PC Power
Crowdsourced PC Power
'World Community Grid' Uses Computer Downtime for Humanity
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Democratic Fashion Merchandising
Democratic Fashion Merchandising
The Shopping Forecast Lets You Vote for Next Season
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Crowdsourced City Collages
Crowdsourced City Collages
Collective Flickr Photos Render 3D City View
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Crowdsourced Movie Roles
Crowdsourced Movie Roles
The Donald Glover Twitter Campaign Pleads the Public for Spider-Man Role
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34
Crowdsourced Soup Labels
Crowdsourced Soup Labels
The Consumer-Oriented Packaging for Campbell's Cream of Potato Soup
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Crowdsourced Light Shows
Crowdsourced Light Shows
Vectorial Elevation Vancouver Lights Up the Winter Olympics
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Crowdsourced Celebration Cars
Crowdsourced Celebration Cars
The Fiat 500 Thousandth Will Be Plastered With Customer Pics
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Crowdsourced Gardening
Crowdsourced Gardening
Landshare Lets Communities Grow Their Veggies Together
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Crowdsourced Chairs
Crowdsourced Chairs
Made.com's Made-to-Order Furniture Offers Affordable Originality
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Crowdsourced Captions
Crowdsourced Captions
Bestcaptionever.Com Lets You Pick & Rate Quotes for Hilarious Pics
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Crowd Sourced Magazine Covers
Crowd Sourced Magazine Covers
Design a 'Dazed' Cover Competition
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Crowdsourced Wedding Photos
Crowdsourced Wedding Photos
Olapic Gathers Photos from Your Wedding Guests
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Crowdsourced Online Lookbooks
Crowdsourced Online Lookbooks
Fashionair Lets Editors & Fashionistas Curate Pret-a-Porter Looks
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Crowdsourced Protest Posters
Crowdsourced Protest Posters
Alto Arizona Art Campaign Takes on Arizona Immigration Law
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Crowdsourced Album Art
Crowdsourced Album Art
Rainboliatric Invites Artists the World Over to Illustrate 'Propeller'
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Crowdsourced Highway Art
Crowdsourced Highway Art
'Read Between the Signs' Infuses Culture into Pennsylvanian Highways
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Crowdsourced Fashion Sites
Crowdsourced Fashion Sites
Lookbook.nu Makes Dressing Smart Simple
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Crowdsourced Designed Sportswear
Crowdsourced Designed Sportswear
Stade Francais Rugby Team Uniforms are Colorful and Fan-Inspired
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Crowdsourced Men's Mags
Crowdsourced Men's Mags
Dude.Com Wants to Create a Community-Contributed Magazine
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Crowdsourced Fashionocracies
Crowdsourced Fashionocracies
Beta Fashion Creates Collections Entirely from Customer Input
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Crowdsourced Crosswalk Art
Crowdsourced Crosswalk Art
Maya Barkai Spruces up Construction Sites With 'Walking Men 99'
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Democratic Fashion Sites
Democratic Fashion Sites
The Useabrand Website Brings Design Dreams to Life
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Crowdsourced Citrus Juicers
Crowdsourced Citrus Juicers
With JUS, Just Squeeze, Pour, and Store
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Crowd Sourced Tattoo Shirts
Crowd Sourced Tattoo Shirts
Metal Ink
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Democratic Bamboo Chairs
Democratic Bamboo Chairs
Fashion4home Wants You to Vote on Their Furniture
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Crowdsourced Car Wraps
Crowdsourced Car Wraps
The Cool Hunter Wants Your Mini Cooper Design Submissions
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Crowdsourced Cold Weather Toys
Crowdsourced Cold Weather Toys
Play It Cool with the Snow Shredder Winter Sled
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Crowdsourced Cougar Contests
Crowdsourced Cougar Contests
TMZ Cougar Contest Yields a Pack of Prowling Panthers
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Crowdsourced Film Remakes
Crowdsourced Film Remakes
'Star Wars: Uncut' Lets Fans Recreate an Epic Movie
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Crowdsourced Window Gardens
Crowdsourced Window Gardens
Quirky Stem Garden Goes From Design to Production in 24 Hours
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Crowd Sourced Catalogues
Crowd Sourced Catalogues
Dutch IKEA Kitchen Catalogues Created With Customer Photos
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Controversial Crowdsourced Logos
Controversial Crowdsourced Logos
The Greenpeace BP Logo Redesign Campaign Stirs Up Controversy
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Crowdsourced T-Shirts
Crowdsourced T-Shirts
Teepay Lets You Design and Sell Your Own Tees Online
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Crowd-Designed Techcessories
Crowd-Designed Techcessories
The Quirky Cloak May Be the Trendiest iPad Case Yet
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Crowdsourced Countertop Composters
Crowdsourced Countertop Composters
Keiro Compact Food Grinder Helps Compost Kitchen Scraps
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Crowdsourced McAdvertising
Crowdsourced McAdvertising
The McDonalds Honor Angus Campaign is Created by Customers
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Crowdsourced Tattoo Blogs
Crowdsourced Tattoo Blogs
'Check Out My Ink' Lets You Judge Other People's Work
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Crowdsourced Tattoo Designs
Crowdsourced Tattoo Designs
Caisa Wants Your Ink Design for the Wellcome Collection 'Skin' Exhibit
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