THE MYTH OF AMATEUR CROWDS

@article{Brabham2012THEMO,
  title={THE MYTH OF AMATEUR CROWDS},
  author={Daren C. Brabham},
  journal={Information, Communication \& Society},
  year={2012},
  volume={15},
  pages={394 - 410}
}
This paper analyzes the discourse of amateurism as it relates to crowdsourcing, a now relatively common model where organizations engage online communities to design goods and solve problems. This paper's findings are twofold: (1) crowdsourcing is discussed in the popular press as a process driven by amateurs and hobbyists, yet empirical research on crowdsourcing indicates that crowds are largely self-selected professionals and experts who opt-in to crowdsourcing arrangements; and (2) the myth… Expand
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