About Me

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


trust but verify

There's active discussion going on about the documents, including independant critique of the presentation at, and in more anarchic form at

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.


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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