There is no crowd in crowdsourcing

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

There is no crowd in crowdsourcing, Dan Woods argues:

What really happens in crowdsourcing as it is practiced in wide variety of contexts, from Wikipedia to open source to scientific research, is that a problem is broadcast to a large number of people with varying forms of expertise. Then individuals motivated by obsession, competition, money or all three apply their individual talent to creating a solution.

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