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Crowdsourcing is the practice of using large, distributed and minimally directed groups to accomplish tasks. Crowdsourcing is part of Business Exchange, suggested by John Tozzi. This topic contains 883 news and 607 blog items.
Howe later refined his definition on his blog , while he was researching his seminal 2008 book, Crowdsourcing, with the following: The White Paper Version: “Crowdsourcing is the act of taking a job traditionally performed by a designated agent (usually an employee) and outsourcing it to an undefined, generally large group of people in the form of an open call.” (Howe, 2008) The Sound bite Version: “The application of Open Source principles to fields outside of software.” (Howe, 2008)