Definition of crowdsourcing
: the practice of obtaining needed services, ideas, or content by soliciting contributions from a large group of people and especially from the online community rather than from traditional employees or suppliers
Recent Examples of crowdsourcing from the Web
The goal: to document and verify hate crimes and non-criminal incidents motivated by bias across the United States through a combination of traditional reporting and crowdsourcing leads.
Joynt decided the best way to pay for the marker this time would be through crowdsourcing, with a goal of $2,100.
There isn’t a flicker of musical edge on this album, only a belief in the crowdsourcing of ideas.
As of Wednesday, the GoFundMe page had raised more than $79,000 to help with Ericson’s medical expenses, and was trending on the crowdsourcing website.
And thus was born Roadmap, a new crowdsourcing tool for anyone and everyone interested in climate action.
Their stories can be told, the information subjected to crowdsourcing and the nominees invited to meet with BMe funders.
Now anyone with access to the Internet can do the same through Parcak’s new crowdsourcing platform called GlobalXplorer°. She’s been described as a hybrid of Indiana Jones and Google Earth.
More than 500 people contributed to an online crowdsourcing campaign that helped raise the money needed to lay the pipe.
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Origin and Etymology of crowdsourcing
2crowd + outsourcing
First Known Use: 2006See Words from the same year
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