Today we’re celebrating a small yet important milestone of 1000 crowd-sourcing contributions (submissions) on CybrHome.

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The Crowd-sourcing Story

Soon after we had launched our beta in 2015, we realized its easy to collect and curate a few sites but it is hard to scale content and it is even harder to keep a listed site’s details updated.

To solve this problem in our product, amidst other ideas, we decided to introduce Crowd-sourcing at CybrHome where our users can add, edit and contribute to content (websites, topics and categories). People can also report a website/topic/category or delete them.

Crowdsourcing is a specific sourcing model in which individuals or organizations use contributions from Internet users to obtain needed services or ideas. …

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Bill Gates. Mark Zuckerberg. Larry Page. Sergey Brin. They share more than a few enviable accomplishments. They’re billionaires, they made their fortunes in tech and they started their businesses while they were still students. It also doesn’t hurt that they’re seriously smart cookies.

However you slice it, they’re all living proof that you don’t have to wait until after graduation to launch your own business. And, as is the case for Gates and Zuckerberg, you might not have to graduate at all (though, to be clear, I’m not advocating for dropping out).

If you’re considering becoming a student entrepreneur, just like any other endeavor you undertake, you should have a clear plan — not something like a half-assed term paper hobbled together the night before it’s due. Researching the steps needed to successfully bootstrap a business from your dorm room is key. …

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It’s hard to leverage the internet. Most people do not know websites that they should know. Sometimes people find an important site or app years later and regret for not knowing about it earlier. People are missing on the best tools, useful content and life-changing opportunities available to them, resting a few clicks away.

It’s hard to make the most out of web

It is hard to be productive online and leverage the internet. I think there are two reasons why most of the people end up doing the same activity on web everyday instead of spending time on better things.

First, people are habitual of a few websites (read social networks) and spend an enormous amount of time there everyday. As we all know this primarily consists of checking feed, notifications and the inbox. In-fact most internet companies craft their products according to the thorough research that has been done on the human brain and consumer psychology. Their ultimate goal is to create the most addictive product possible. To understand and appreciate this fact, I will recommend you to read The Science of Habit-Forming Products by Nir Eyal. …


Shubham Badal

Founder & CEO, CybrHome. An ordinary guy running an extraordinary company. 25 under 25, Science & Technology.

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