Social media

crowdSPRING Community Gives Back – Teaming 4 Technology

Ross | January 16th, 2009

Give Back is the crowdSPRING community’s way of helping worthy non-profit and charity causes in need. Creatives in the crowdSPRING community have agreed that for these special projects, no monetary awards will be given. crowdSPRING will waive its fees and will assist the organizations with posting their project. We will collaborate together to help those […]

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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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I Was Paid To Say That But I Would Have Said It Anyway

Ross | December 16th, 2008

“Every man alone is sincere. At the entrance of a second person, hypocrisy begins.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson) This isn’t another post about Chris Brogan’s Dadomatic blog. That subject has been capably covered by others, including Scott Henderson, Jeremiah Owyang, Ben Kunz, and Chris Brogan. What this post is about: Robert Scoble asserted yesterday that it’s […]

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Most In Social Media Act Like Two Year Olds

Ross | December 15th, 2008

“There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child.  There are seven million.” (Walt Streightif) Most people involved in social media are like two year old kids. Two year old kids enjoy playing alongside other kids, but keep to themselves. After they  turn three, kids begin to have real friendships […]

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Think They’ll Give Me A Pulitzer Prize For Journalism?

Ross | December 11th, 2008

Why not? Two-thirds of Americans are dissatisfied with traditional journalism. Nearly half rely on the Internet as their primary source for news. Still, most people are not prepared to throw away traditional journalism.  The vast majority – 87% of people – think that professional journalism will continue to play an important role. Some traditional journalism […]

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Talk With People, Not To Them

Ross | December 8th, 2008

A few days ago, I read an interesting essay by Steven Hodson on The Inquisitr – Is social media becoming a social mess? In his essay, Steven wrote about the avalanche of conversations occuring in social media. “It is beginning to feel like we are just having conversations for converstaion sake – to make some […]

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I Tried To Do Handstands For You…

Angeline | December 2nd, 2008

So, as my final days are approaching at crowdSPRING (sniff), I’ve been deep in the trenches, looking for the perfect person to fill my Womens’ size 6 1/2 shoes, and although my feet aren’t very big, they are quite capable, spunky, and dedicated! There’s a lot of excitement going on at cS central, and there […]

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So You Think You Can Dance? Or Community Manage?

Angeline | November 18th, 2008

Since my announcement yesterday, we’ve gotten a flood of resumes, emails, and tweets about the crowdSPRING Community Manager position. Several people have come to me and asked about the job description, saying “But Angeline, a snazzy resume and a witty email alone probably won’t get me this job? You want to see how well I […]

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10 Useful Marketing Tools For Freelancers

Angeline | November 11th, 2008

This was a blog post I originally wrote for Fuel Your Creativity – a great design inspiration site. The site’s owner, Adelle Charles, is an established graphic designer who has guest blogged for crowdSPRING before. Check out her post – Typography is Sexy. It’s not easy being a freelancer. Sure, there are perks such as […]

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Can Ants Teach Us About Marketing on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube?

Ross | November 3rd, 2008

Ants are fascinating insects. E.O. Wilson and Bert Hölldobler, in their 1991 Pulitzer Winning book The Ants, described an ant colony as a superogranism – a vast social network. The ants in the colony communicate with each other by following chemical trails left by other ants. (Photo by aristeos) What do ants have to do with social networks […]

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