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 To give tasks to a large group of people or to the general public, for example, by asking for help on the Internet, rather than having tasks done within a company by employees.

The following video describes what crowdsourcing is,  the four different ways crowdsourcing works and the five different categories of things you can do with it:

  • Crowd Creativity, for creative projects.
  • Distributed Knowledge, to collect and organize knowledge.
  • Open Innovation, to develop and test new ideas.
  • Cloud Labor, to access an on-demand scalable workforce.
  • Crowdfunding, to use the crowd to raise capital.



The practice of funding a project or venture by raising many small amounts of money from a large number of people, typically via the Internet.

 The Cosmonaut  is a Spanish science-fiction film, directed by Nicolas Alcalá, has been one of the most successful projects in the world in the use of crowdfunding, having raised more than €400.000 and becoming a project with more than 4,500 producers.


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This entry was posted on 22/05/2013 by in Films, Technology, Trends.
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