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2011 "Crowdsourcing Industry Landscape" [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Summary Examples of crowdsourcing initiatives are organized under's seven top-level industry categories:

- Crowdfunding
- Cloud Labor
- Collective Creativity
- Open Innovation
- Collective Knowledge
- Community Building
- Civic Engagement

We have also included a selection of crowdsourcing and crowdfunding tools that support collaboration, communication and sharing amongst distributed groups of people.

All sites are listed in’s Directory of Sites (see sites main menu) where you are able to click-through and read detailed information on each site.
Description [INFOGRAPHIC UPDATED 23 May 2011] We are pleased to publish our 2011 Crowdsourcing Industry Landscape. This years Infographic presents a comprehensive selection of crowdsourcing sites and projects. We have selected what we consider to be the best examples of crowdsourcing initiatives for each of the seven top-level industry categories.

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  • Guest Clare May 17, 2011 06:15 pm GMT

    Sad that we are missing from your 2011 landscape :(

    What does Canada's first crowdfunding website for non-profits have to do to get on there next time?

  • Carl Esposti Carl Esposti May 21, 2011 06:30 pm GMT

    If you are a site owner and are missing off the Infographic then just let us know. We didn't choose to preclude sites - we have included all qualified sites that sent us their vector graphic logo.

  • Guest Derek Ariens May 22, 2011 08:13 am GMT

    Hi Carl. I was missing our network Edge Amsterdam within the group Collective Creativity. Edge is an online creative network working for clients like Heineken, O'Neill etc. Edge is elite sourcing, crowdsourcing with the rugby crowd. Hope you can add us to the list. Regards, Derek

  • Guest Derek Ariens May 22, 2011 08:19 am GMT

    The rugby crowd has to be "the right crowd"... Excuse the type-o.

  • Guest John Lawrence Jun 07, 2011 03:44 pm GMT

    Does anyone have stats about the # of Creative Commons licenses currently in use?us4ae

  • Guest Toma Bedolla Jun 07, 2011 10:47 pm GMT

    We'd like to be included on this graphic...who do we contact?

  • Guest Sally Outlaw Jul 29, 2011 01:15 pm GMT

    Hi Carl - To what email address do we send our graphic for - a crowdfunding site for entrepreneurs - to be included on the industry graphic?

  • Guest Geordie Sep 13, 2011 12:22 pm GMT

    Hey Carl, PubliVate, Canada's leading solution for collaborative innovation would be honoured to be a part of your Tools group. Let us know how to make that happen...thanks!

  • Guest Miguel Oct 09, 2011 12:31 am GMT

    GrowVC is a Crowdfounding platform. I think the tool section should not exist as all of them are platforms that can go inside the other categories, for example, Spigit could go into the Open Innovation or community building section.

  • Carl Esposti Carl Esposti Oct 09, 2011 08:15 am GMT

    The distinction we have made is whether the 'tool" provides access to a community with whom you can engage in crowdsourcing activities.

    Spigit (for example) is software you can license to implement a crowdsourcing initiative but you have to build/find your own crowd - Spigit doesn't provide community with whom you can engage in ideation activities.

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