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Friday, August 31, 2012

Are You Part of the Crowd?

Crowd sourcing is taking root, growing rapidly, and showing up in some of the most unlikely places, but at the same time, gives everyone involved an opportunity to network on a large scale making "two heads are better than one," not an outdated concept. Everything old is new again and the more things change, the more they stay the same. About now you must be thinking, boring, unoriginal, but most of all, what does this remotely have to do with anything at all, especially social media! My point exactly, and could tell you seven ways to engage, but to me seven ways............. has a whole other meaning. You fill in the blanks. I digress of course, and often. However, chaos is cool, living on the edge has new meaning and the "message is the medium" these days. Again, who cares, the nomenclature (see, big word) of whatever we are calling the "now generation" who seem to exist en mass, on, in and around social media. You must admit, deep inside all of us is the hope something we were first at, goes viral. Try it on for size sometime, as you have nothing to lose. Don't be shy, test the social media waters. One word of caution, do your homework and get all the information you need to back up your hopefully, claim to fame. After deciding I needed a new logo, and repeatedly seeing advertisements for 99Designs©, I decided to take a look at what they were offering and why everyone, at least some of the crowd, were using this wildly popular design alternative. Of course, being the curious sort, I took a trip to look around and decided this might be the place for me for a new logo design. Ding Ding Ding, we have a winner. Listed below is my selection of my new logo. If you go here you can view my contest. No doubt, it was the experience of a lifetime, however, some advise; communicate, communicate, communicate. This definitely can be filed under the "chaos is cool", category. A lot of work, you bet, in the sense if you want a fab design, you need to keep in touch with designers entering the contest. 99designs© has a great team to match its creed and concepts. They have received the attention of major media outlets, as well as entrepreneurs worldwide. I do not expect them to go away anytime soon, and most likely, trendsetters. So here we are again, back at the beginning of our adventure and "two heads are better than one," again the true, yet overused expression, but how could I go wrong with 959 design entries! You be the Judge.................

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