Crowdsourcing: Should Practitioners in Digital Humanities be Wary of the Term?

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  Crowdsourcing is applied as a model by the private and public sector and also, more recently by the non-profit, voluntary and educational sectors. While, all sectors use the same term – but does it mean the same thing? Brabham proposes crowdsourcing as “an online, distributed problem solving and production model where organizations leverage the collective intelligence of online communities for their benefit” (“Research”). Pierre Levy coined the term collective … Continue reading