Introducing changes to our website AND our mobile experience!

Written by Lindsey B
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We’ve got a refreshed experience on Crowdtap to show you, and some exciting news about our mobile app to discuss! Here’s a point-by-point breakdown of all the NEW things you’ll see from Crowdtap:

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Crowdtap Just Hired its 100th Employee. Know What We Did to Celebrate? The New Hires Sure Didn’t!

Written by Raquel Cohen
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Hey, Tappers!

Big news from Crowdtap – we just celebrated our 100th Employee!

Why is this big news?  A few reasons. For starters, you’ve been hard at work and Tapping along so much that we need extra people to keep up with you! More writers, more designers and more…whatever the computer folks do, all to keep making an awesome platform for YOU.

One of our favorite things to do with this blog is to show you a lil’ sneak peek behind the curtain, if you will. That’s why we’re excited to show you how we welcomed our 100th employee! (We also welcomed our 97th, 98th, and 99th, but you get the idea.)

SO, on Monday when employees #97 – #100 begun their journey at Crowdtap HQ, we surprised them with a pep rally crazy enough to cause multiple noise complaints. They, of course, had no idea what was about to happen next. Check it out.

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Check out these Crowdtappers Celebrating Swiss National Day!

Written by Brian Cullen
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Hoi zäme, Chrüterchrafters!

As many of you know – August 1st is Swiss National Day! Ricola® thought it would be a wonderful thing to help spread this holiday throughout the U.S. after all – they’ve already brought in the refreshing, healthful Swiss herbs that make up Chrüterchraft – why not add in a party as well?

Recently, we asked you to dress up in red and white in a celebration of all things Switzerland. And you delivered – with gusto! It makes us so happy, we just want to hike straight to the top of the nearest mountain and sound our alphorn in joy!

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It’s Friday. Let’s all chill out and look at pictures of your dogs.

Written by Lindsey B
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If you’ve been tappin’ for even a short time, you know that we looooove dogs at Crowdtap. But today – after a long, long week – we decided we want to show off YOUR little furry friends! That’s right – this entire article is pictures of doggies. Perfect way to end the week.

Below are some of our favorite photos of your pups that we’ve ever received. These are actually collected from a few different photo missions, so you may see these in slightly different scenarios. But one thing is for sure – they’re all adorable and we JUST WANT TO SMUSH THEIR LITTLE FACES!

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Need a Summer Playlist to Show Off How Good You Feel? Ricola® Has Got You Covered!

Written by Brian Cullen
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Hoi zäme, Chrüterchrafters!

(That means “hello” to all of you!)

Recently, we asked you to tell us your absolute, 100% favorite song to sing on a summer road trip. After all, once you’ve enjoyed a delicious Ricola® herb drop, flavored with the 10 secret herbs that make up Chrüterchraft, you just can’t help but SING! (Or yodel, as the case may warrant.)

So here’s what we did – we took a bunch of the songs you suggested, and put together the Ultimate Spreading Wellbeing Playlist! These songs come highly recommended by the Chrüterchrafter crowd for when you feel healthy and you just want to spread happiness wherever you go.

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Tappers, Your Whirlpool videos just racked up hundreds of thousands of views.

Written by Brian Cullen
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This is pretty cool. Recently, many of you contributed videos to the Whirlpool Care Crowd to help show how their Every Day, Care campaign has impacted you. Specifically, we wanted to know more about how It’s All Care. In other words – no matter how silly it is, it’s still care. No matter how hard you’re laughing, it’s still care. Sing. Dance. Whatever gets you through those dishes, you know?

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GUYS. IT’S MINNIE DAY! *UPDATED*

Written by Brian Cullen
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OH MY GOD. MINNIE DAY!

Wait, ok, hold on. Sorry.

*Catches breath*

So, you may or may not know that Crowdtap has a dog-friendly office. There is, objectively speaking, nothing better than working hard on a project, only to be interrupted by a Boston Terrier dive bombing you to lick your face.

Now, most of the pups we play with every day are small-ish dogs. You know, the kind you’d see on the subway, or ones that fit in a carrier, or ones you could literally pick up and put over your shoulder if you weren’t a professional bodybuilder. As an example, here’s Hazel. Hiya, Hazel!

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But once every so often, the office experiences Minnie Day. Minnie belongs to our designer, Mariel. Minnie is a Newfoundland, and also the biggest dog in the world. Here’s a picture:

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Sneak peek into Crowdtap HQ on Dev Friday

Written by Laura Murphy
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At Crowdtap HQ, we have a lot of traditions like Show & Tell Fridays; celebratory Tappy Hours; and Monday stand-ups where every team at the Tap lays out their plan for the week. Recently, we added another tradition to our growing list: Open Dev Friday.

What’s Open Dev Friday, you ask? Good question. Roughly once a month, the developers (we call them “Devs”), or the folks that actually build the guts of the Crowdtap platform put down their pencils, stop whatever they’re working on, and invent new features for Crowdtap. The best part? Many of these features were requested by YOU!

The entire team breaks up into smaller groups, thinks about something brand new and never-before-seen, and gets to work. And it looks something like this. (Keep your eyes peeled for a cameo from some of the Crowdtap dogs):


We can’t tell you which project won just yet (we need some time to work on it, after all.) But the good news is we’re constantly working hard to make Crowdtap as fun as it can possibly be!

Stay tuned for more updates on the latest.

 

The 6 Things You Should Do (And 5 You Absolutely Shouldn’t) While Taking a Selfie

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With the advent of the selfie stick, Kim Kardashian’s coffee table book Selfie, and the preternaturally catchy pop song Let Me Take a Selfie, it’s clear the age of the selfie is here to stay. Even the most camera-shy are embracing the selfie trend, and as a Tapper you always want to be ahead of the curve! Read on for tips on taking smashingly successful selfies:

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Share Better: Say goodbye to Buzz Bonus!

Written by Laura Murphy
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Part of the fun of social media is sharing things you love with your followers and then seeing how they respond. After all – why keep that cat gif to yourself when EVERYONE MUST SEE IT? But here’s the thing – sharing works best when it comes from the heart. You need to really mean it.

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That’s why, in the spirit of promoting authentic social sharing, Crowdtap has decided to do away with the Buzz Award & Buzz Bonus. Not sure what this change means? Here’s the 411:

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