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About Tribes is a web hub for news on Crowdsourcing and passionate tribes.

We needed to understand and explore the myths, concepts and uses of crowdsourcing and there is no better way than to following its evolution online.

I’ve been collecting news bits for a little while, compliments to all the reads and link sources.

I invite you to join in, point out and communicate.

Video Class

1. Overview and Introduction

2. Uses of Crowdsourcing

Crowdsourcing  (Crowdsourced definition – Wikipedia)

Crowdsourcing step by step

Crowdsourcing is a neologism for the act of taking tasks traditionally performed by an employee or contractor, and outsourcing it to a group (crowd) of people or community in the form of an open call. For example, the public may be invited to develop a new technology, carry out a design task (also known as community-based design and distributed participatory design), refine or carry out the steps of an algorithm  or help capture, systematize or analyze large amounts of data .

The term has become popular with business authors and journalists as shorthand for the trend of leveraging the mass collaboration enabled by Web 2.0 technologies to achieve business goals. However, both the term and its underlying business models have attracted controversy and criticisms.

Lectures

Jeff Howe at Harvard

Crowdsourcing Part 1

Crowdsourcing Part 2

Crowdsourcing Part 3

Crowdsourcing Part 4