Crowdsourcing is a new word for a old concept. With the tightening of the global village, technology has allowed the old maxim of “2 heads are better than one” to be blown up to previously unheard-of proportions, some good and some bad.
What is it? Crowdsourcing is the act of taking work done traditionally by a smaller party or individual and sourcing the task to a large group. Such is the example of wikis, which allow a document to have unlimited editors. The scale of crowdsourcing arguably transcends
I hope in the coming weeks to provide a bit of insight into the nature of the concept, how it is being applied, and its impact on culture.
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