13 December 2006

The Real Crowdsourcing

Tuangou 团购 - not sourcing from crowds, but sourcing for crowds:

for tuangou, it's all about shopping, aggregating enough people to be able to get a discount or better terms on everything from cars to home remodelling materials to real estate.

This post also has a good picture of the physical reality of tuangou.

4 comments:

Eliot said...

I'm interested to find out how tuangou could work with real estate purchases.

I run the tuangou web site StoreMob http://storemob.com/ and I'm having trouble getting enough users at this early stage (only launched this week).

Having a section on real estate would attract a lot of new users who could team up to save money, so I'd love to hear your thoughts on the subject, thanks, Eliot

glyn moody said...

Nice name, Store Mob.

I'm afraid I don't get understand the question: what has "real estate" got to do with tuangou, which as I understand it is about buying movable goods? What benefit would there be having a crowd turn up in front of a house for sale? What's the model you had in mind?

Eliot said...

Hi Glyn, glad you like the name, I was surprised the domain was even available when I bought it.

Real estate is mentioned in the original blog post above as being something that tuangou could help with getting discounts for. I don't know how it would work - any ideas?

glyn moody said...

Ah yes, you're right about the real estate - I'd not noticed it. Probably because it still seems unlikely to work to me....