Crowdsourcing, by its very name, encourages a comparison to outsourcing. But when Wired first published the article that entered the term into the popular lexicon, it was far from clear whether the phenomenon would realize its disruptive potential.
Harley Davidson, one of the biggest names in the motorcycle industry, introduced its newest advertising campaign on February 15th 2001 called “No Cages”. (Harley Davidson: Crowdsourcing for Freedom | The Daily Crowdsource ... http://bit.ly/fGVAPQ #crowdfunding)
Us humans are notoriously terrible at estimating. We are over-confident sometimes, but pad our estimates for uncertainty in others. We rarely use ranges in our ([Crowd Leader] Kyle Hawke: The Power of Prediction Markets | The Daily Crowdsource - #1 site for crowdsourcing news http://t.co/Erk5xQD)
In 2006, when Jeff Howe hailed “The Rise of Crowdsourcing,” the phenomenon was unfamiliar even to his Wired audience. Five years later, “crowdsourcing” is an overused buzzword and websites are swarming with free content.
When I coined the word crowdsourcing five years ago, the phenomenon itself hardly existed. Oh sure, there were a few glaring examples: Wikipedia, of course, and that massive hurly burly of user-generated content known as MySpace. NASA, I recall, was already experimenting with using volunteers to measure asteroid craters. But the original article was, in a sense, an act of prognostication. I was saying, "This is how things will be." It was a gamble, and it happened to pay off.
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