Posts Tagged ‘collective knowledge’

Crowdsourcing – Part 4 – Crowded Out by the Crowd

August 8, 2011 |  by  |  No Comments

Northwestern University Athletics is using Facebook to poll fans on its basketball court redesign. Most of the responding fans are voting for an all-purple court (NU’s colors are purple and white.)  It is hard to imagine traditionalists and players seeing this as an advantage. Viewed on ESPN it would probably seem…

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Crowdsourcing – Part 3 – Are Two Thousand Heads Better than One?

June 13, 2011 |  by  |  No Comments

Tapping into the wisdom of the crowd is appealing: instead of hiring one person to perform a task, a business can pay little or nothing to divide it up among thousands, perhaps getting the work done faster to boot. However, getting useful input from a faceless mob in an unstructured…

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