CrowdSourcing Platforms: What Works, What Doesnt? Mike Ellsworth, Linked InSolutions And The Crowd
Agenda• There are lots of crowdsourcing platforms out there, including Chaordix, IdeaScale, CrowdSpirit, Zyrist, and MobIncentive. • Anybody actually implemented one? • Anybody know what works and what doesnt? • The idea seems simple enough, but obviously the platform and its capabilities, stability and extensibility can affect the success of the crowdsourcing effort.• Lets learn from one another about what makes a good plaform, and a good crowdsourcing project.
What is Crowdsourcing?• Crowdsourcing is a neologism for the act of taking tasks traditionally performed by an employee or contractor, and outsourcing them to a group (crowd) of people or community in the form of an open call. • For example, the public may be invited to develop a new technology, carry out a design task (also known as community‐based design and distributed participatory design), refine or carry out the steps of an algorithm (see Human‐based computation), or help capture, systematize or analyze large amounts of data (see also citizen science).
Platforms – Amazon Mechanical Turk• Amazon Mechanical Turk