Findings

Interesting links, found when looking for information related to the homeless:

Street Papers: A Guide to Getting Started (PDF, but it loads pretty quickly), from the North American Street Newspaper Association

Taxi developed a jacket designed for homeless people to stuff with newspapers to keep warm.

That was posted by Springwise, which has a category for innovations in media and publishing. Here’s the top 10 from 2008:

  1. MagCloud — Magazine publishing for everyone & every niche
  2. Faber & Faber — Out-of-print books, printed on demand
  3. Flat World Knowledge — Open source approach to textbook publishing
  4. Blurb — Marketplace for book makers
  5. Kidmondo & BabyChapters — From online baby blogs to printed baby books
  6. HarperCollins — Publisher hopes crowds will spot next bestseller
  7. Relay & WWF — All-you-can-read digital magazines
  8. Random House — Selling books by the chapter
  9. Kluster — Crowdsourcing platform
  10. Offbeat Guides, Tripwolf, HSBC & Dorling KindersleyPersonalized travel guides

That’s all from Springspotters — the “world’s largest idea-spotting network.”

“The Springspotter Network consists of more than 8,000 global business and marketing-savvy spotters, who recognize a new business idea when they come across one. A vibrant mix of cool hunting, new business ideas and trend spotting, findings are sent to our team of researchers and editors, and may be featured on sites like Springwise new business ideas or trendwatching.com. Anyone can join, and accepted contributions get rewarded with cool gifts.”

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