Social Media Magazin: Crowdconvention 2011 in Berlin

14.07.2011
social media
A popular definition of crowdsourcing says it’s ”an online model of decentralized problem-solving and production”. Wired reporter Jeff Howe coined the phrase in 2006 using ”crowd” and ”outsourcing”. Through crowdsourcing, a company or institution makes tasks available not only to in-house workers or to a service, but rather to a large, open group. Regular payment isn’t part of the definition. Many crowdsourcing projects are made attractive to workers by other means. A concise overview of the crowdsourcing scene was presented at Crowdconvention on June 15 in Berlin. more… (in German)