We live in the time of crowdsourcing.
Crowdsourcing is the name of the game
Knowledge crowdsourcing with the Wikipedia
Q&A crowdsourcing with Quora
Travel advice crowdsourcing with TripAdvisor
New projects and start-ups crowdfunding (crowdsourcing), with projects such as Kickstarter or Lánzanos
Secrets crowdsourcing with WikiLeaks
Dilmot brings you a new type of crowdsourcing: make a crowdsourced interview. Get the questions from the floor! You can combine journalism with reader participation in a unique way, because Dilmot allows you to combine questions that you make and also that the visitors make. The visitors will be able to send their questions to the guest. Normally this platform is used by the web versions of newspapers and magazines that want to engage users with new content and give them the exclusive opportunity to talk with VIPs.
You can publish the crowdsourced interview as a continuous stream, so the questions and answers flow in real-time without any delay or need to refresh the browser, unlike what happens with many traditional solutions.
We could coin the term crowdinterviewing, following the same logic as crowdfunding
We wonder many times how to raise the participation of our web followers, whether we manage a Facebook page, a blog or a corporate website. Today we would like to introduce a way of inviting experts, relevant personalities or famous celebrities that will be able to interact with their fans and followers answering their questions directly
If we announce that there will be an on-line interview open to the public participation in our web space, this will be a clear motivation for our readers to come back more often and participate in the live event.
On-line chat in the on-line newspaper El Confidencial
Jeff Bullas, in this great post article: http://www.jeffbullas.com/2012/02/29/10-powerful-tips-to-increase-fan-engagement-on-facebook/ will also give you some ideas to increase the participation in your Facebook page.
We hope that this idea we presented today will be an inspiration to your work, whether you are a journalist, community manager, account manager in a web agency or communication consultant. If you would like to organise your own live chats, we explain you how to do it here: .
Do not hesitate to reach us in order to sort out your questions, either as a comment to this post or directly to our contact page.
The latest action undertaken by Dilmot to support NGO’s social activities is Forumsolidario.org, a website where charity organisations can promote their on-line Q&A for free. Dilmot social interviews platform, that is used by companies and media to broadcast on-line interviews, is now offering its platform to non-profit organisations. ¿What are the requirements to benefit from this Dilmot offering? To be a non-profit entity and have a social mission.