Is Crowd-sourcing Useful for Initiatives?
Crowd-sourcing is Useful for Initiatives
Crowd-sourcing initiatives is useful. It has been around since human groups gathered around a fire and discussed problems collectively. The advent of the Internet made it unnecessary for everyone to be present at the same place. It is not clear how far crowd-sourcing will develop, but its progress is rapid and it is producing results. The word “crowdsourcing” was defined by Merriam-Webster in 2006’ “Crowd-sourcing is the process of obtaining needed services, ideas, or content by soliciting contributions from a large group of people, and especially from an online community …a general search for answers, solutions….” (Courtesy © Wikipedia)
- A short-animated film by Crowdsourcing.org, narrated by Crowdsourcing.org’s Founder, Carl Esposti, Crowdsourcing and Crowdfunding Explained
- There is an ongoing effort by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to use crowdsourcing to collect ideas on how to best build out America’s broadband infrastructure.
- Crowdsourcing has been used to produce legislation of the type useful for Initiatives especially in Europe: Crowdsourcing in policy and lawmaking in Finland
- There is a list of well over 100 crowdsourcing projects (Courtesy ©Wikipedia)
- UK Government wants to improve the way public information is communicated