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Can you imagine hiring greatly talented employees, convincing them to work for free, and then releasing your product to the masses for free? Well it's...
Mix a bit of geekiness with a passion for fashion and you've got Wikifashion, the co-creation of Madeline Veenstra. The site is designed to be no less than the one place to go to find historical fashion collections, information on new brands, and everything in between.
A recent list of the World’s Top Tools for Learning is a stark reminder of how rapidly the educational ecosystem has moved beyond the traditional classroom. Most young professionals seem to have readily embraced the ability to learn quickly and interactively, formally and informally, in a real-time environment that was utterly unimaginable only a decade ago -- citing YouTube, Wikipedia, Twitter and Slideshare. But where was Microsoft Excel?
When I first heard the term, crowdsourcing seemed to be just another in a long line of combined words the technology industry just love to smugly smush together because they adore acknowledging their own intelligence. I might sound bitter. And you would too if your professional life was governed by editors who happily employ bat-wielding goons to work anyone over if caught attempting such invention.