Now a days, we read about a new word in business called Crowdsourcing. Which among the following fits well as a definition of Crowdsourcing?
[A] Crowdsourcing is to employ more and more people on low wages and get the work done in smaller units / parts [B] Crowdsourcing is to invite more and more people to join an organisation’s particular project and leave the project after it gets completed [C] Crowdsourcing is to invite open public to develop a new technology or to carry out a design task or to create some sort of strategy [D] Crowdsourcing is allowing the organization to reach to the public and ask them how is a new technology or a project of a company
Correct Answer: C [Crowdsourcing is to invite open public to develop a new technology or to carry out a design task or to create some sort of strategy]
Crowdsourcing is all about public contribution. For example wikipedia and Myspace which relies on public contribution. This is basically a new and cheap source of labor . Crowdsourcing refers to an organization that employs an undefined network of people to complete a task, rather than an assigned group of employees and contractors.