Professional Crowdsourcing

Crowdsourcing to reduce workload and appeal to the public
Implications - Crowdsourcing, which relies on outsourcing tasks or obtaining information from the public, has pervaded an array of businesses by way of the internet. Companies are crowdsourcing everything from music to journalism. This not only appeals to consumers, but results in less work for the company.
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Untested Top 5 Examples: 19,437 Total Clicks May 07 - Sep 08
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Crowdsourced Journalism - Assignment Zero: an Experiment in Pro-Am Journalism
SCORE: 4.2
Warm 5,466 Clicks Pub: Jun 30, 07
Crowdsourced Journalism
Assignment Zero: an Experiment in Pro-Am Journalism
Assignment Zero is an experiment in professional-amateur journalism: amateurs write/report, professionals edit. Everybody wins. And with this, "pro-am journalism" enters the lingo of the new world of… [More]
Crowdsourced Restaurants - The Instructables Restaurant
SCORE: 4
Mild 5,976 Clicks Pub: Aug 30, 08
Crowdsourced Restaurants
The Instructables Restaurant
Earlier this week, Arne Hendriks sought to do what no other entrepreneur has done before (at least, memorably): Open an open-source restaurant using only items featured on Instructables. This feat of crowdsourcing… [More]
Crowdsourced Journalism - The News is NowPublic.com
SCORE: 2.4
Mild 3,760 Clicks Pub: May 7, 07
Crowdsourced Journalism
The News is NowPublic.com
NowPublic is a participatory news network which mobilizes an army of reporters to cover the events that define our world. The company currently has thousands of reporters in over 140 countries. (88858… [More]
Crowdsourcing Music Wikis - Amazon Launches SoundUnwound.com
SCORE: 2.1
Untested 2,337 Clicks Pub: Sep 3, 08
Crowdsourcing Music Wikis
Amazon Launches SoundUnwound.com
Amazon.com wants to hone in on Wikipedia as the source for all their content. Specifically, Amazon.com wants their SoundUnwound.com site to be the place to go for everything musical. Users can build… [More]
Public Editing - 4 Hour Work Week Gets Second Edition from Wiki
SCORE: 1
Untested 1,898 Clicks Pub: Mar 11, 08
Public Editing
4 Hour Work Week Gets Second Edition from Wiki
Tim Ferriss has turned to public editing for the second edition of his best selling book, the 4-Hour Work Week "Your ideas, collected via this open wiki, will play a massive part in influencing the future… [More]