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How to crowdsource a science fiction novel, on the CraveCast

CraveCast host Eric Mack shares how he got hundreds of CNET readers around the world to collaborate on a Massively Multi-writer Online Science Fiction Novel.

By 1 June 2016


4 lessons I learned crowdsourcing a science fiction novel

CNET's Eric Mack spent more than half a year crowdsourcing a novel. He managed to maintain his sanity, and even came away with some insights into human nature -- and the entire Internet.

By 25 May 2016


Channeling Mark Twain: How I edited a crowdsourced novel (once)

The lead writer of CNET's crowdsourced science fiction novel echoes one of his favorite authors to recall the inspiration for the project and how it came to be.

By 25 May 2016


Panama Papers secrets could fall to crowdsourcing muscle

Ordinary people can help uncover fraud and corruption by sifting through the names of offshore companies exposed in the massive trove of leaked files, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists says during a Reddit AMA.

By 12 May 2016


'Crowd Control,' our crowdsourced science fiction novel, starts here

Read the first installment of "Crowd Control: Heaven Makes a Killing," a novel written and edited by CNET readers around the globe.

By 9 May 2016


You wrote our crowdsourced sci-fi novel, now help illustrate it

Now that CNET is publishing the final product of our global experiment in crowdsourcing a full novel, we're seeking visual submissions -- everything from drawings to charts to Vines.

By 15 April 2016


Bob Mankoff shows off The New Yorker's new crowdsourcing tool

The magazine's longtime cartoon editor gives us a short tutorial on the voting feature and offers up a few tips on what's funny.

By 23 March 2016


Use Foursquare Trip Tips to crowd-source travel plans

Foursquare launched a new feature aimed at helping take the pain out of asking friends for travel suggestions.

By 27 January 2016


Harman crowdsources road conditions and parking availability through navigation systems

At CES 2016, Harman announced Advanced Navigation, a navigation platform that gathers data from cars, such as parking availability and road conditions, then shares it in the cloud.

By 6 January 2016


Our crowdsourced sci-fi novel is halfway done, and tackling the afterlife

The world is helping CNET write an original science fiction book in just 30 days. Our story of conflict and discovery between future universes has taken off, but there's still time to help wrap it all up.

By 17 November 2015