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Crowdsourcing: A Definition

  • I like to use two definitions for crowdsourcing:

    The White Paper Version: Crowdsourcing is the act of taking a job traditionally performed by a designated agent (usually an employee) and outsourcing it to an undefined, generally large group of people in the form of an open call.

    The Soundbyte Version: The application of Open Source principles to fields outside of software.

The Rise of Crowdsourcing

  • Read the original article about crowdsourcing, published in the June, 2006 issue of Wired Magazine.
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October 13, 2006

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trust but verify

There's active discussion going on about the documents, including independant critique of the presentation at http://trustbut.blogspot.com, and in more anarchic form at http://www.dailypelotonforums.com

What's going on at DPF I'd call crowdsourcing. Landis and his associate "will" have been actively participating in the discussion there for about a week.

TBV

Jeff Howe

Depends on how you define it. Ultimately I wouldn't have put it up on the blog if I didn't agree in some manner, but I parsed it pretty thinly. How do you read the DPF discussion as crowdsourcing, TBV?

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