NETS 213 HW2: Company Profile
What is your name?
What is your email address?
What is your PennKey username?
Are you working with a partner?
If so, only one of you needs to submit this form.
What is your partner's name?
What is your partner's email address?
What is your partner's PennKey username?
What company are you profiling?
Amazon reviews/product recommendations
Buy Amazon Reviews
Crowds On Demand
The Doe Network
eBay buyer/seller ratings
Go Fund Me
Google Map Maker
Iceland’s Crowdsourced Constitution
Iowa Election Markets
Microsoft Prediction Lab
Upwork (formerly oDesk)
We the People
Wikipedia's AI helper
What online resources did you use in researching it?
List URLs, one per line
Did you use any other resources?
Did you conduct any interviews, did you try the company’s service?
Give a one sentence description of the company.
Be sure to use the name of the company in your sentence.
Give a URL for the company’s website
Give a URL for the company’s logo
When was the company started?
Who were the founders?
Does it have an interesting origin story?
What kind of organization is it?
Publicly traded company
Privately held company
What service does the company provide?
Does this update a previous service or business model, or is it completely new?
Updates a previous model
If it updates something, what does it replace?
What other new companies provide services that are similar to your company’s?
One per line
What is an example of how someone uses this service?
What sort of people use the service? If this is a service that you have used, then describe your experience.
Compare the number of users to contributors.
More users than contributors
More contributors than users
Roughly equal numbers
Who are the people who contribute services?
How does the company incentivize them to contribute, or what motivates them to participate?
Is this a service that was previously provided by experts / professionals?
Are the contributors experts / professionals?
How does the company generate revenue?
How does the company ensure the quality of the services it provides?
Is its service something that is typically regulated by the government?
If so, what are the intents of the regulations and does your company meet those standards?
Is a reputation system used by your company?
If so, how does it work?
If the service is provided by many contributors, how are are their contributions aggregated?
Describe the workflow for how the service is advertised, and how the contributors contribute, and what the users get in the end.
What is the scale of the services that your company provides, in terms of dollars?
If your company were to scale up to 10 or 100 times its current size, how well do you think its business model would work?
How well would the incentive scheme scale? How about the quality/aggregation model?
Have there been any controversies about the company or the service that it provides?
Is there anything else you'd like to say about the company?
Optional. Use this field if your company wasn't a good match for the questions above.
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