As is typical for an emerging area, this effort has appeared under many names, including peer production, user-powered systems, user-generated content, collaborative systems, community systems, social systems, social search, social media, collective intelligence, wikinomics, crowd wisdom, smart mobs, mass collaboration, and human computation. The topic has been discussed extensively in books, popular press, and academia. Crowdsourcing Systems on the World-Wide Web | April 2011 | Communications of the ACM
Video time in class: ▶ Crowdsourcing and Crowdfunding Explained – YouTube. Navigation and the OED. Happy happy joy joy. Labor, solutions, finding info, gathering ideas.
- Describing an elephant: Six Blind Men (India Fable)
- Home : Oxford English Dictionary
- Appeals | Oxford English Dictionary
- History of the OED | Oxford English Dictionary
- The OED today | Oxford English Dictionary
- The GNU Operating System
- Linux – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
For Tue 4 Mar
Below this point: We’ll review these and choose
The “Dumbness of Crowds” Some limits of crowdsourcing
Update: Debates in the Digital Humanities, one of the texts I use in this course, is now online as free and open, with crowdsourcing capabilities. The web app looks similar to the enhanced books we were looking at a couple of weeks ago.