LinkedIn Crowdsourcing Translation Controversy<br />Rachel McRoberts<br />August 18, 2009<br />
What is:<br /> LinkedIn<br />Crowdsourcing<br /> Translation<br /> Controversy<br />
LinkedIn<br />“Our mission is to connect the world’s professionals to make them more productive and successful.”<br />
LinkedIn<br />
Crowdsourcing<br />“… the act of outsourcing a task to an undefined, generally large group of people.  It also carries the...
Translation<br />
Controversy<br />“What type of incentive would you expect for translating the LinkedIn site?”<br />I would want to do this...
Controversy<br />
Controversy<br />LinkedIn versus:<br />
Controversy<br />LinkedIn versus:<br />
Controversy<br />LinkedIn versus:<br />
Controversy<br />LinkedIn versus:<br />
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Recently, the translation community was up in arms at LinkedIn's suggestion that professional translators crowdsource the translation of its website.

This presentation briefly explains LinkedIn and crowdsourcing and then delves into what made the suggestion so controversial.

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LinkedIn Crowdsourcing Translation Controversy

  1. 1. LinkedIn Crowdsourcing Translation Controversy<br />Rachel McRoberts<br />August 18, 2009<br />
  2. 2. What is:<br /> LinkedIn<br />Crowdsourcing<br /> Translation<br /> Controversy<br />
  3. 3. LinkedIn<br />“Our mission is to connect the world’s professionals to make them more productive and successful.”<br />
  4. 4. LinkedIn<br />
  5. 5. Crowdsourcing<br />“… the act of outsourcing a task to an undefined, generally large group of people. It also carries the idea of bypassing the professionals in favor of a strength-in-number effort.”<br />
  6. 6. Translation<br />
  7. 7. Controversy<br />“What type of incentive would you expect for translating the LinkedIn site?”<br />I would want to do this because it’s fun<br />Translation leader board recognition<br />Highlight your LinkedIn translation work on your LinkedIn profile<br />LinkedIn Translator Group membership<br />Upgraded LinkedIn accounts<br />Other (i.e. direct payment)<br />
  8. 8. Controversy<br />
  9. 9. Controversy<br />LinkedIn versus:<br />
  10. 10. Controversy<br />LinkedIn versus:<br />
  11. 11. Controversy<br />LinkedIn versus:<br />
  12. 12. Controversy<br />LinkedIn versus:<br />

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