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The Resource Crowdsourcing, Daren C. Brabham

Crowdsourcing, Daren C. Brabham

Label
Crowdsourcing
Title
Crowdsourcing
Statement of responsibility
Daren C. Brabham
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Ever since the term "crowdsourcing" was coined in 2006 by Wired writer Jeff Howe, group activities ranging from the creation of the Oxford English Dictionary to the choosing of new colors for M & Ms have been labeled with this most buzz-generating of media buzzwords. In this accessible but authoritative account, grounded in the empirical literature, Daren Brabham explains what crowdsourcing is, what it is not, and how it works. Crowdsourcing, Brabham tells us, is an online, distributed problem solving and production model that leverages the collective intelligence of online communities for specific purposes set forth by a crowdsourcing organization -- corporate, government, or volunteer. Uniquely, it combines a bottom-up, open, creative process with top-down organizational goals. Crowdsourcing is not open source production, which lacks the top-down component; it is not a market research survey that offers participants a short list of choices; and it is qualitatively different from predigital open innovation and collaborative production processes, which lacked the speed, reach, rich capability, and lowered barriers to entry enabled by the Internet. Brabham describes the intellectual roots of the idea of crowdsourcing in such concepts as collective intelligence, the wisdom of crowds, and distributed computing. He surveys the major issues in crowdsourcing, including crowd motivation, the misconception of the amateur participant, crowdfunding, and the danger of "crowdsploitation" of volunteer labor, citing real-world examples from Threadless, InnoCentive, and other organizations. And he considers the future of crowdsourcing in both theory and practice, describing its possible roles in journalism, governance, national security, and science and health
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1982-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brabham, Daren C.
Dewey number
004.01/9
Index
index present
LC call number
QA76.9.H84
LC item number
B73 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The MIT Press essential knowledge series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Human computation
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Open Innovation
  • Produktionsplanering
  • Sociala nätverk online
  • Sociala nätverk online
  • Virtuella arbetsgrupper
  • Human computation
  • Human-computer interaction
Label
Crowdsourcing, Daren C. Brabham
Link
http://mitpress-ebooks.mit.edu/product/crowdsourcing
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 119-130) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Concepts, theories, and cases of crowdsourcing -- Organizing crowdsourcing -- Issues in crowdsourcing -- The future of crowdsourcing
Control code
ocn813540906
Dimensions
18 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xxiv, 138 pages
Isbn
9780262518475
Lccn
2012045907
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780262518475
  • (OCoLC)813540906
Label
Crowdsourcing, Daren C. Brabham
Link
http://mitpress-ebooks.mit.edu/product/crowdsourcing
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 119-130) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Concepts, theories, and cases of crowdsourcing -- Organizing crowdsourcing -- Issues in crowdsourcing -- The future of crowdsourcing
Control code
ocn813540906
Dimensions
18 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xxiv, 138 pages
Isbn
9780262518475
Lccn
2012045907
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780262518475
  • (OCoLC)813540906

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