Participants ≠ Population in on-demand services, and an example from architecture

In a recent co-authored paper, we conceptually and technically characterize the simple idea that the participants in every on-demand crowdsourcing setting have a choice to participate and they only compete with the rest agents who also choose to participate (as opposed to the whole population). Since participation is a decision of the players themselves who … Continue reading Participants ≠ Population in on-demand services, and an example from architecture

Create a blog for your audience today – a step-by-step guide

I always wanted to have a blog and write down and discuss research ideas, but never had the time to learn how to do it. Building a proper and focused blog can be challenging but over time hopefully one should get better at it. Several friends asked me how they could create their own blogs … Continue reading Create a blog for your audience today – a step-by-step guide

Sweepstakes, promotion campaigns and ideation contests

Contests are competitions in which participants perform some actions to compete in exchange for some rank-based benefits. Similar to sports or scientific competitions that take place in the physical world, organizations host online, crowdsourcing contests as a form of eliciting inputs from a large and diverse customer or user base. I emphasize the role of … Continue reading Sweepstakes, promotion campaigns and ideation contests