Crowdfunding – Finding Money in the Crowds

Crowdfunding and bootstrappers are a marriage made in heaven

If you know anything about crowdsourcing, you will need to pay close attention to what’s happening in the area of crowdfunding. Whatever startup venture you may be working on, there seems to be a crowdfunding option waiting for you. To start here are 11 examples of crowdfunding, many of them in creative domains.

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Earthworms Form Herds And Make “Group Decisions”

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Earthworms with a herd mentality

Earthworms form herds and make “group decisions”, scientists have discovered.

The earthworms use touch to communicate and influence each other’s behaviour, according to research published in the journal Ethology.

By doing so the worms collectively decide to travel in the same direction as part of a single herd.

The striking behaviour, found in the earthworm Eisenia fetida, is the first time that any type of worm, or annelid, has been shown to form active herds.

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Yotify: Making Search Social

Yotify:  Making Search Social 

A new engine can turn a difficult search into a communal quest.  Looking for an apartment online, day after day, can get tedious. Finding the right sofa at the right price can also be time consuming. A new search engine, called Yotify, is designed to make these kinds of persistent quests more tolerable, and hopefully more successful.

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