My assignment was to find an article that utilized crowd sourcing or
open source open-source reporting and that was much harder than I thought. In my extensive Google search of the subject I have come up with various result results that have been usefully useful to my understanding of the technique. In Ramon Nuez’s article “Is Crowdsourcing the Next Big Thing” he interviewed Epirot Ludvick Nekaj CEO of Ludvick + Partners who told him:
“Crowdsourcing is key to the future of our organizations as technology is giving more and more power and capacity for people to pro-actively develop new ideas and structures for businesses. We are confident that Crowdsourcing is the only sustainable approach to innovation
I can definitely see how crowdsourcing is beneficial in this capacity. It seems like a viable alternative that will cut time and
the use of resourcing save resources in solving many problems.
I also read an article on Adweek about how Sam Adams has made
plan plans to crowdsource the creation of a beer for the South by Southwest Festival (SXSW) (“SXSW”) this year and I can definitely see where crowdsourcing has the potential to go terribly wrong (especially because I’ll be there to taste that beer). Since there is so many different style of beer from domestic to import to micro-brew I find it hard to crowdsource a beer unless Sam Adams supervises the process thoroughly (we’ll just have to wait and see).
I guess I’ve be crowdsourcing without evening knowing it, like when I post blogs that are just loaded questions (that most are afraid to answer,because I never get a response). I’d have to agree with Epirot about crowdsourcing, because two
head heads (or more) are better than one, and when it comes to solving a problem I don’t see how a crowd of expertise experts wouldn’t be beneficial.