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Catalyst: Triggering Collective Action with Thresholds

by Justin Cheng

Published February 19, 2014 in Research

Presented at CSCW 2014.

Activation thresholds generalize the crowdfunding concept of calling in donations when a collective monetary goal is reached into. With activation thresholds, commitments that are conditioned on others’ participation, and supporters only need to show up for an event if enough other people commit as well. Catalyst is a platform that introduces activation thresholds for on-demand events.

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