Crowdsourcing as a Model for Problem Solving

  title={Crowdsourcing as a Model for Problem Solving},
  author={Daren C. Brabham},
  pages={75 - 90}
Crowdsourcing is an online, distributed problem-solving and production model that has emerged in recent years. Notable examples of the model include Threadless, iStockphoto, InnoCentive, the Goldcorp Challenge, and user-generated advertising contests. This article provides an introduction to crowdsourcing, both its theoretical grounding and exemplar cases, taking care to distinguish crowdsourcing from open source production. This article also explores the possibilities for the model, its… Expand
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