Crowdsourcing

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Like outsourcing, crowdsourcing is a
model that depends on work being done
outside the traditional company walls, but
while outsourcing is typically performed
by lower paid professionals,
crowdsourcing relies on a combination of
volunteers and low-paid amateurs who
use their spare time to create content,
solve problems, or even do corporate R&D.

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Crowdsourcing

  1. 1. Crowdsourcing “The Rise of the Amateur” Colonia Nova Theatre, Nov 13th, 2006
  2. 2. “The Rise of the Amateur” Like outsourcing, crowdsourcing is a model that depends on work being done outside the traditional company walls, but while outsourcing is typically performed by lower paid professionals, crowdsourcing relies on a combination of volunteers and low-paid amateurs who use their spare time to create content, solve problems, or even do corporate R (source: Wikipedia)
  3. 3. Jeff Howe’s Rules of the New Labour Pool 1. The crowd is dispersed. 2. The crowd has a short attention span. 3. The crowd is full of specialists. 4. The crowd produces mostly crap. 5. The crowd finds the best stuff.
  4. 4. Non-centralisation • Crowdsourced labour is spread around the globe • There is little or no hierarchy • All work is done remotely
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