Apr-08-14 By Paul Wagorn
What are the challenges of using the crowd to find solutions to technical problems, and how can we overcome them?
By Paul Wagorn, President of IdeaConnection
Loosely defined, crowdsourcing is a term used to describe using an open contest or crowd of people, all contributing to solve a problem or get something done. The term was coined by Jeff Howe in Wired Magazine in 2006, and was officially added to the Oxford Dictionary just last year in its June 2013 update.
The premise (and promise) or crowdsourcing is that it allows organizations to solicit the ‘wisdom of the crowd’ by connecting to a large number of people who share a common goal, all at once.