The CrowdCrowd – Episode 10 (Aug. 9, 2013)

on Friday, Aug. 9th

On this week's episode of The CrowdCrowd panelists  Cindy Marie JenkinsLucas McNellyEtta Devine, Gabriel Diani, and Jonathan Portisky join host Noah Nelson to discuss the week's crowdfunding and crowdsourcing news.

Have crowdfunding perks crossed the line into shopping for swag? What can the top two platforms–Kickstarter and IndieGoGo–do better, or is it time for new platforms to pick up the slack? Plus this week's selection of projects worthy of your attention, the #LatteFund.

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Show notes after the jump.

Show Notes

Segment One: Revenge of the Swag

Blame Kickstarter for Our New Addiction to Swag -Richard Wirth (@WirthWrite) for Polygon

Segment Two: Picking Up The Slack

Indie No-Go: Only One in Ten Projects Gets Fully Funded on Kickstarter's Biggest Rival -Adrianne Jeffries for The Verge

The #LatteFund

Each week we pick projects we think are worthy of at least $5 of your money, not for the perks, but because these projects deserve to exist.

Cindy – Help Children in LA Through Multicultural Storytelling

Lucas – Walter: Lessons from the World's Oldest People

Gabe – Gahan Wilson: Born Dead, Still Weird

Etta – Inspired by a World of Chocolate

Noah – Bubble:PGH


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