Comments on: How do we make civic crowdfunding awesome? http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2012/08/10/how-do-we-make-civic-crowdfunding-awesome/ Ethan Zuckerman’s online home, since 2003 Thu, 05 Apr 2018 07:38:06 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.6 By: Free Market Justice: Do the Police Need Competition? | Isenberg Institute of Strategic Satire http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2012/08/10/how-do-we-make-civic-crowdfunding-awesome/comment-page-1/#comment-6105177 Thu, 22 Jan 2015 22:16:33 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=4411#comment-6105177 […] – the community that hired it – rather than to a larger social justice system. As such, selective discrimination may increase rather than decrease. Remember, Trayvon Martin, the 17-year-old Florida teenager, was […]

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By: Des Etats-Unis à la Colombie, le crowdfunding vole au secours des villes | Soosoo Economics http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2012/08/10/how-do-we-make-civic-crowdfunding-awesome/comment-page-1/#comment-2822745 Tue, 10 Dec 2013 20:01:20 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=4411#comment-2822745 […] répond clairement sur son blog Ethan Zuckerman, directeur du réputé Center for civic media (Centre des médias citoyens) au MIT, […]

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By: New Media, New Civics? My Bellweather lecture at the Oxford Internet Institute | ... My heart’s in Accra http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2012/08/10/how-do-we-make-civic-crowdfunding-awesome/comment-page-1/#comment-2822088 Fri, 06 Dec 2013 22:52:14 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=4411#comment-2822088 […] to be a participant. And participatory models may not be as fair and inclusive as older models. Some of the debate over “civic crowdfunding” raises questions about whether wealthy, well-wired communities will benefit and poor, less-wired […]

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By: From Crowdsourced Militias to Dread Bitcoin Pirates - CTOvision.com http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2012/08/10/how-do-we-make-civic-crowdfunding-awesome/comment-page-1/#comment-2815762 Wed, 23 Oct 2013 02:08:26 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=4411#comment-2815762 […] Zuckerman notes that crowdfunded security is only the latest and greatest episode in a wave of crowdfunded responses to the erosion of […]

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By: From Crowdsourced Militias to Dread Bitcoin Pirates - Analyst One http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2012/08/10/how-do-we-make-civic-crowdfunding-awesome/comment-page-1/#comment-2815359 Wed, 16 Oct 2013 14:10:38 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=4411#comment-2815359 […] Zuckerman notes that crowdfunded security is only the latest and greatest episode in a wave of crowdfunded responses to the erosion of […]

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By: When Batman isn’t available: Crowd-fund | Isenberg Institute of Strategic Satire http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2012/08/10/how-do-we-make-civic-crowdfunding-awesome/comment-page-1/#comment-2814874 Fri, 11 Oct 2013 16:02:34 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=4411#comment-2814874 […] Zuckerman, the director of the Center for Civic Media at MIT. “Unless done very carefully,” he wrote, “crowdfunding a city’s projects is likely to favor wealthy neighborhoods over poor ones. People […]

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By: Gawker smashes on Oakland; best reading is in the comments « Oakland Local http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2012/08/10/how-do-we-make-civic-crowdfunding-awesome/comment-page-1/#comment-2814221 Sun, 06 Oct 2013 01:46:36 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=4411#comment-2814221 […] (most of the article is taken from an earlier piece that ran in Tech President and invokes Ethan Zukerman, co-head of the MIT Media Lab and all sorts of policy wonkery)–but the real great read is […]

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By: Scared Gentrifiers Crowdfunding Money for Their Own Private Cops – Gawker | iVentures.me http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2012/08/10/how-do-we-make-civic-crowdfunding-awesome/comment-page-1/#comment-2814128 Sat, 05 Oct 2013 15:54:14 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=4411#comment-2814128 […] addition to the dangers of vigilantism, civic crowdfunding can also exacerbate inequalities in infrastructure investment, as Internet activist Ethan Zuckerman wrote last year. He told […]

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By: …My heart’s in Accra » Crowdfunding Checkbook Journalism: Gawker’s “Crackstarter” and its implications http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2012/08/10/how-do-we-make-civic-crowdfunding-awesome/comment-page-1/#comment-2777311 Sun, 19 May 2013 19:47:16 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=4411#comment-2777311 […] video represent a new milestone in crowdfunding? Is it a particularly ethically cloudy example of civic crowdfunding? Or just an attention grabbing stunt by Denton and […]

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By: How do we make civic crowdfunding awesome? | Et... http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2012/08/10/how-do-we-make-civic-crowdfunding-awesome/comment-page-1/#comment-2769564 Sun, 21 Apr 2013 21:45:36 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=4411#comment-2769564 […] Civic crowdfunding is inevitable because it’s so consonant with other forms of internet-based organization. There’s widespread acceptance of the idea that software developers can build high-quality software, motivated not purely by financial gain (though there’s certainly a role for commercial enterprises within the open source ecosystem.) Wikipedia demonstrates that volunteers can produce a high quality reference work. The campaigns against SOPA/PIPA and the Susan G. Komen Foundation show that activists, loosely linked through the internet, can achieve social change. Civic crowdfunding leverages many of the same mechanisms: rapid and lightweight group formation, coordination of efforts, enlightened self interest.Here are some thoughts on how we could embrace civic crowdfunding and avoid the downsides:- Avoid rhetoric that posits crowdfunding as a remedy for government inaction and failure. – Crowdfund projects that leverage existing government opportunities.- Use crowdfunding to brainstorm and innovate, and let governments implement. – Look for projects that create community capital through volunteering.- Don’t let governments dump unfunded projects into civic crowdsourcing. Instead, let’s look for ways that people excited about civic crowdfunding can lobby and ensure that city, state and federal funding for transportation, public spaces and the arts isn’t cut any further. Civic crowdfunding should be about making public goods and services more awesome, not shifting responsibility onto the backs of internet-connected donors.  […]

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