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Recent Examples of crowdfunding from the Web
That’s no less true of The ORB, an inflatable mirrored sphere that BIG architects Bjarke Ingels and Jakob Lange are hoping to bring to life through crowdfunding.
Over the last week and a half, net neutrality advocacy group Fight for the Future has put pressure on Santiago, and launched a crowdfunding effort to shame him for gutting the legislation.
In fact, a crowdfunding effort was put in place earlier this year.
The online crowdfunding effort launched in November and raised $4,595 of a $6,000 goal.
This latest incarnation, after a lengthy layoff, came about when creator Joel Hodgson launched a crowdfunding effort.
The photo went viral and a crowdfunding effort was created to help Faber's family with medical expenses.
One detractor has gone so far as to mimic the idea, launching a crowdfunding campaign aimed at getting a giant Sadiq Khan baby balloon flying over London simultaneously.
The balloon, which is 20 feet tall, was created via a crowdfunding campaign that managed to collect over $23,000 to fund it.
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Did You Know?
Crowdsourcing and crowdfunding are two words that have recently found their way into the crowded pool of English. Crowdsourcing, which typically refers to the practice of soliciting services, ideas, or content from a large group of people online, was coined by Jeff Howe in a 2006 article in Wired, and crowdfunding was created by entrepreneur Michael Sullivan in that same year. Both words conceptualize "the crowd" as a vast online community from which something needed may be obtained. In crowdsourcing, the crowd is called upon for needed assistance or information. A well-known use of crowdsourcing is Wikipedia, whose content is the result of various contributors. Crowdfunding, on the other hand, involves a more specific request: the crowd is solicited for financial contributions to a particular venture or cause, such as a film project or cancer research.
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