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50 Crowdsourced Innovations

From Bathroom Breaks to Company Recipes

— June 17, 2009 — Business
One of the hot buzz topics in business is ‘crowdsourcing.' The thought being, that if a group makes a decision by consensus, it is more likely to be correct than if one person is consulted for an answer.

Needless to say, there are many books on crowdsourcing, and many companies are giving it a shot. The following cluster looks at examples of crowdsourcing for some pretty interesting topics you’d be surprised it's being used for.
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Crowdsourced Corporate Layoffs
Crowdsourced Corporate Layoffs
Creative Agency Launches Internet Firing Squad
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47
Crowdsourcing Airline Fees
Crowdsourcing Airline Fees
Ryanair Will Pay €1,000 for the Best New Fee
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46
Crowdsourced Complaining
Crowdsourced Complaining
F*MyLife Gives Users a Digital Soapbox
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45
Crowdsourcing Music Wikis
Crowdsourcing Music Wikis
Amazon Launches SoundUnwound.com
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44
Crowdsourced Comedy
Crowdsourced Comedy
ChuckleDumper is a Hotbed of User-Submitted Humor
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43
Crowdsourced Dictionaries
Crowdsourced Dictionaries
Germany's Duden Dictionary Lets You Add New Words
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42
Crowdsourced Constructive Criticism
Crowdsourced Constructive Criticism
Plaincraft Gives Jewelry Artisans Instant Design Feedback
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41
Crowdsourcing Big-Name Beers
Crowdsourcing Big-Name Beers
Corporate Breweries Tap Beer Enthusiasts for New Recipes
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40
Crowdsourcing Your Designs
Crowdsourcing Your Designs
Ponoko Lets You Submit Ideas and Others Make It For You
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39
Crowdsourced Careers
Crowdsourced Careers
Chen Xiao Performs Random Real-Life Tasks for Chinese Internet Users
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38
Crowdsourced Credit Crunch Advice
Crowdsourced Credit Crunch Advice
Google Tip Jar Lets You Submit and Rank Money Saving Ideas
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37
Crowdsourcing Greenovation
Crowdsourcing Greenovation
$20,000 Prize Offer to Create the Best 'Green Effect'
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36
Crowdsourced Ride-Sharing
Crowdsourced Ride-Sharing
Avego iPhone App
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35
Crowdsourced Journalism
Crowdsourced Journalism
The News is NowPublic.com
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34
Crowdsourced Commercials
Crowdsourced Commercials
iFart Will Pay for the Person Who Can Toot Their Horn the Best
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33
Crowdsourced Home Shopping Sites
Crowdsourced Home Shopping Sites
Honeyshed
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32
Crowdsourced Car Replacements
Crowdsourced Car Replacements
Pre-Phillies Parade Fundraising
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31
Crowdsourced Home Makeovers
Crowdsourced Home Makeovers
Voting for Comcast Town Finalists Commences
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30
Crowdsourced Orchestras
Crowdsourced Orchestras
You Tube Symphony
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29
Crowdsourced Sneakers
Crowdsourced Sneakers
'RYZ Wear' Makes YOU a Designer
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28
Crowdsourced R&D
Crowdsourced R&D
InnoCentive Poses Million Dollar Challenge
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27
Crowd Sourced Magazine Covers
Crowd Sourced Magazine Covers
Design a 'Dazed' Cover Competition
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26
Collaborative Crowdsourced Music Videos
Collaborative Crowdsourced Music Videos
Bjork's "The Dull Flame of Desire"
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25
Crowdsourcing Love Partners
Crowdsourcing Love Partners
YumBunny Lets Others Vote Who You'd Look Hot With
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24
Crowdsourced Space Classification
Crowdsourced Space Classification
'Galaxy Zoo' Lets You Help Astronomers Classify Stars
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23
Crowdsourced Coffee Prices
Crowdsourced Coffee Prices
Java Street Cafe Lets Customers Pay What They Think is Fair
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22
Crowdsourced Car Acquisitions
Crowdsourced Car Acquisitions
'Mythbusters' Adam Savage Seeks Old Rides on Twitter
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21
Crowdsourced Club Music
Crowdsourced Club Music
The Tony Player
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20
Crowdsourced Journalism
Crowdsourced Journalism
Assignment Zero: an Experiment in Pro-Am Journalism
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19
Crowdsourced Skit Scripts
Crowdsourced Skit Scripts
Southwest Airlines Solicits Tweets From Passengers for a Twit-Com
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18
Crowdsourcing Company Recipes
Crowdsourcing Company Recipes
Campbell's Lets You Make Suggestions
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17
Crowdsourced City Designs
Crowdsourced City Designs
Nicolas Sarkozy Picks Architects' Brains on Future Paris Cityscape
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16
Crowdsourcing Home Decor
Crowdsourcing Home Decor
Bon Bon Kakku
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15
Crowd Sourced Tattoo Shirts
Crowd Sourced Tattoo Shirts
Metal Ink
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14
Crowdsourced Restaurants
Crowdsourced Restaurants
The Instructables Restaurant
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13
Crowdsourced Hairstyle Look Books
Crowdsourced Hairstyle Look Books
MopShot Lets You Upload and View Great Haircuts
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12
Crowdsourced Jewelry Creation
Crowdsourced Jewelry Creation
Swarovski Hosts Online Design Competition
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11
Crowdsourced Packaging Competitions
Crowdsourced Packaging Competitions
1800 Tequila's Design Your Bottle (UPDATE)
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10
Crowdsourced Products
Crowdsourced Products
The Release1.0 Design Competition for Museum Shops
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9
Crowdsourced News Photography
Crowdsourced News Photography
New York Times Readers Picture The Recession in Photos
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8
Crowdsourced Wanderlust
Crowdsourced Wanderlust
Landscapes 2.0
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7
Crowdsourced Car Designs
Crowdsourced Car Designs
VW Outsources to Find Next Iconic Automobile
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6
Crowdsourcing Window Displays
Crowdsourcing Window Displays
Bloomies Asks Bloggers for Showcase Showdowns
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5
Crowd Sourced Catalogues
Crowd Sourced Catalogues
Dutch IKEA Kitchen Catalogues Created With Customer Photos
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4
Morbid Crowdsourced Competitions
Morbid Crowdsourced Competitions
Funeral Company Promotes Harley Hearse with Moniker Contest
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3
27 Crowdsourced Designs
27 Crowdsourced Designs
From Jewelery to Restaurant Designs by Consumers, for Consumers
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2
Crowdsourcing Billboards
Crowdsourcing Billboards
American Apparel Wants You to Vote on Storefront Sign
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1
Crowdsourced Furniture Designs
Crowdsourced Furniture Designs
Champagne Cork Competition Yields Miniature Seating
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