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Re: <nettime> crowd-funding on nettime
lorenzo tripodi on Wed, 29 Aug 2012 18:59:24 +0200 (CEST)

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Re: <nettime> crowd-funding on nettime

very interesting discussion indeed. 
what about announcements of conferences where the participants pay a fee? It is so different from crowdsourcing to make an event happen?
Are they moderated on this list?

On Aug 28, 2012, at 8:45 PM, John Hopkins wrote:

>> Crowd-sourcing is a form of advertising based on an appeal to social
>> pseudo-solidarity. Unlike other speech acts on this list, it has carries a
> Bingo, Keith! I think this hits on imho the most repugnant & disturbing aspect -- the under-lying intense ego-centricity of social media hyping in general. Gathering cash via 'the network' is the same as gathering 'friends' and being 'liked' ...

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