Crowdsourcing Sources for the Crowd


Here’s a follow-up to our earlier RAP on crowd-sourcing “The Bees Wees“…Crowdsourcing is the “act of taking a job traditionally performed by employees and outsourcing it to an undefined, generally large group of people in the form of an open call.”

This is the term and definition created by journalist Jeff Howe in an article published in Wired in June 2006.

Howe has a new book out that looks like a useful addition to the arsenal of the crowd-warrior.

It’s called “Crowdsourcing: How the Power of the Crowd is Driving the Future of Business” and it’s published by Random House Books.

An Excerpt from Crowdsourcing

Jeff Howe’s Crowdsourcing Blog

Here’s some other resources for the crowdsourcer in you…

Howe’s original Wired Article

The Wikipedia version of Crowdsourcing

“The Wisdom of the Crowds” by James Surowiecki

We Are Smarter Than Me” – the website of the book we rapped

Book Rapper’s “The Bees’ Wees”

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