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Is Crowd-sourcing Useful for Initiatives?

Crowd-sourcing is Useful for InitiativesCrowd-sourcing has been around since human groups gathered around a fire and discussed problems collectively, but has expanded its reach and power through the Internet where crowd-sourcing initiatives is now virtually instinctive

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)

Some examples of crowd-sourcing initiatives and information sources are:

However, despite the apparent promise, the management of focused crowds and the specific ways in which crowdsourcing will be used in the Initiative process are not yet clear.