Crowdsourcing can open up tasks to a wide variety of people who can help contribute and collaborate in meaningful ways, though as powerful a tool as crowdsourcing can be, there are downsides. The very things that contribute to the potential of crowdsourcing, such as the lack of specific direction, the openness of the process, and the variety of results, can become significant weaknesses. This post will examine several crowdsourcing deficiencies, including the lack of structure, reliability of the results, and difficulty scaling to complex projects. Continue reading Crowdsourcing Isn’t Perfect
There are a number of ways to channel the power of crowdsourcing to solve or assist in projects. Whether it is funding, editing code, or providing traffic data, the crowd can contribute to a process and improve the results. Companies like Kickstarter, Github, and Waze are prime examples of the successful implementation of crowd sourcing. These companies are capitalizing on the phenomenon of crowdsourcing and demonstrate the right way to tap into the “wisdom of the crowd.” Continue reading Crowdsourcing Done Right
The proliferation of computer resources, increased user access, and the high integration of information in everyday life allows more and more people to tap into the potential of crowdsourcing. Crowdsourcing is defined as the practice of obtaining services, ideas, or content by soliciting contributions from a large group of people, especially the online community. In this blog post, we go over the fundamentals of crowdsourcing, such as its contemporary meaning, reasons for use, and the various forms of crowdsourcing.