Archive for January, 2009

Short Interview – EveryBlock.com

Ross | January 14th, 2009

At crowdSPRING, we love meeting other companies and often invite guests for lunch with our team. On January 9, we had a great time playing ping-pong and talking over lunch with the team from Chicago’s EveryBlock. EveryBlock is a new way to keep track of what’s happening on your block, in your neighborhood and all […]

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Beware The Underdog

Ross | January 12th, 2009

Many people believe that “non-professionals” – students and stay-at-home moms, freelancers and fed-up corporate refugees – are nothing more than a novelty and are not capable of competing with the “professionals” when creating logo design, web design, music composition, or other creative arts. The Internet has helped to level the playing field and the tide […]

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Listening. Listening some more. Acting on what we hear.

Mike | January 8th, 2009

Last May, I wrote here that crowdSPRING values creativity. crowdSPRING values creative people. We spend a great deal of time thinking about information and how it relates to our users and our larger community. Like other businesses, we look at data – activity in the projects, our revenues, feedback, etc. – but we also engage our […]

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I can haz crowdSPRING Job?

Stuart | January 8th, 2009

What up? Stu here and I am your new community marketing manager. (or the Angeline termed “Deputy of Awesome”) Although I will fail miserably if I try to do headstands for you. Nor am I nearly as cute as Angeline. However…I do have kick ass hair and I will do my best to fill Angeline’s […]

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12 Questions: Meet Marc Köhlbrugge (the Netherlands)

Ross | January 7th, 2009

In our 12 Questions blog series, we feature interviews with someone from the crowdSPRING community. For these interviews, we pick people who add value to our community – in the blog, in the forums, in the projects. Plainly – activities that make crowdSPRING a better community. Be professional, treat others with respect, help us build […]

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Thank you!

Ross and Mike | January 6th, 2009

We asked for your help and you voted like mad. And not just voted. You wrote emails. You made calls. You blogged. You tweeted. You (apparently) yelled from the rooftops (we heard). And it worked. Wow! We are humbled, awed, proud, inspired, and (deeply) in debt to you. WIRED let us know late yesterday: crowdSPRING […]

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Chicago: the new capitol of community-based goodness?

Mike | January 5th, 2009

So, what is it about Chicago? In 1922 the Chicago Tribune held a contest. They offered $50,000 to the crowd to come up with a design for their new headquarters building - ”the most beautiful and eye-catching building in the world.” They received 260 entries and the winning entry was built and stands today at 435 […]

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