It was difficult to avoid the concept of crowdsourcing in 2009. Books were written, contests were held, agencies were formed and ultimately, sides were taken. But for me the jury is still very much out on crowdsourcing. No, not in the ‘is it a fad, or here to stay’ sense, I think the answer there is clear. Crowdsourcing has actually been around for a while and it is here to stay. Rather, I’m still conflicted regarding its effectiveness and more specifically, how is it being used (and misused) and what new forms will it take as more people experiment with the concept.