Finding the diamond in the rough: Exploring communication and platform in crowdsourcing performance

  title={Finding the diamond in the rough: Exploring communication and platform in crowdsourcing performance},
  author={Kristen Guth and Daren C. Brabham},
  journal={Communication Monographs},
  pages={510 - 533}
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  • Computer Science
    2018 International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics (ICACCI)
  • 2018
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