- n. neologism Delegating a task to a large diffuse group, usually without substantial monetary compensation.
- v. present participle of crowdsource.
- Coined 2006 by Wired magazine writer Jeff Howe. From crowd + sourcing, by analogy with outsourcing. (Wiktionary)
“In 2009, the term crowdsourcing became ubiquitous and Twitter empowered anyone with a cell phone to report on his surroundings.”
“I was certainly not the first to be pranked this way - there are a slew of cases of angry pharmacists, disgruntled neighbors, and scorned ex-boyfriends using sites like Craigslist to recruit unwitting accomplices in their acts of revenge - I coined the term "crowdsourcing revenge" to describe the practice.”
“Well before the term "crowdsourcing" arose, Consumer Reports supplemented its lab testing with surveys of subscribers, asking them to report on their experiences with various products.”
“The term crowdsourcing is only a few years old, but the idea's been around for a decade.”
“By "outsourcing" this tedious job to the "crowds" on the web hence the name "crowdsourcing" his system has been able to digitize old texts far more cost effectively and quickly than any other previously existing system.”
“But a few rounds of crowdsourcing from the comment threads of AM or Small Wars Journal can probably fix that.”
“He proceeds to lay out the issues relating to citizen participation, explaining how a noble experiment in crowdsourcing, like Mechanical Turk, can be manipulated into a Captcha Sweatshop [site].”
“Also, what bothers me a little about crowdsourcing is that you have little control over the final quality of the delivery.”
“Is this just a model then to sucker people into freely giving up their content for an entity to make money off the masses, like the new buzzword crowdsourcing?”
“If you want to be fancy, you could call it "crowdsourcing" - a term invented by Jeff Howe in a 2006 Wired magazine article for the process of allocating tasks usually performed by individuals to a group of people, thus calling upon communal intelligence.”
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