The Role of Employment in Crowdsourcing Still Not Fully Defined

June 30, 2011 clickworker blog 3 Comments

Role of Employment in CrowdsourcingEmployment. A complex issue in its own right. And all the more complex for a tool like crowdsourcing that spans almost all countries and industries. While in Berlin at Crowdconvention, I picked up on some stirrings on this topic. And a debate seems to be on the horizon.

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Bold Showing in Berlin: Crowdconvention Round-Up

June 22, 2011 clickworker blog 4 Comments

wolfblogWhat happens when you get 150 crowdsourcing experts and leaders together in a swank hotel in the middle of Berlin for a day? Apparently nothing less than an explosion of ideas and an interesting collection of accents. I was glad I could contribute in both respects!

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June 15, 2011
Crowd-everythingGuten Tag! Wolfgang Kitza here.

It’s been a wild ride.

Ten years ago crowdsourcing wasn’t even a word. At the time, NASA was still trying to figure out how to get people they later called “clickworkers” to find and categorize photos of craters on Mars. And, in the greater scheme of things, the idea of connecting businesses, causes and people online was just beginning to sprout. It wasn’t until 2006 that Jeff Howe coined the phrase crowdsourcing.

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