Crowdsourcing Industry Landscape v1.1
Crowdsourcing Innovation (sometimes called open innovation) Innovation can be used to open the innovation process to generate new ideas from outside the enterprise or organization and ﬁnd external paths to reach stakeholders and markets. In a world of widely distributed knowledge, where the boundaries between a ﬁrm and its environment have become more permeable, companies and organizations cannot afford to rely entirely on their own research and ideas to maintain advantage. The crowdsourcing social community is Social about applications of crowdsourcing for social initiatives such as community programs, social production, group organizing, environmental issues, medicine, government and politics and religion. This community explores non-commercial applications of crowdsourcing where individuals or groups are invested in bettering the lives of others and for applications of crowdsourcing that provide a vehicle to distribute information on beliefs, passions and causes. Crowdfunding is an approach to raising capital for a new Crowdfunding projects and businesses by soliciting micro donations from a large number of stakeholders. Charities and non-proﬁts have long used this fundraising model; however, with the advent of social media, and web 2.0 technologies, crowdfunding has also become a viable fundraising mechanism for initiatives including ﬁlm, journalism and music.
Crowdsource the creative process. Use Creative crowdsourcing to generate new ideas and designs and tap into online communities of thousands of creatives to crowdsource original design concepts. In this community explore crowdsourcing applications related to creative communities for photography, travel, advertising, ﬁlm, TV, video production, graphic design, apparel, consumer goods, information technology and branding.
The crowdsourcing tools community is the place Platforms to look for information and user reviews on & Tools crowdsourcing platforms and software applications for entrepreneurs, freelancers and enterprises looking to source work and services via online communities. The crowdsourcing tools community is also the place to search for information and insights (other sites like crowdsourcing.org) that provide information on crowdsourcing.
The crowdsourcing engagement Engagement community discusses applications of crowdsourcing that help build and nurture community engagement. Crowdsourcing can be used to increase audience engagement and build customer loyalty through online dialogue and brainstorming with customers, or a broader population, to generate ideas and receive feedback on products and services.
The crowdsourcing prediction Prediction community is about applications of crowdsourcing focused on harnessing the combined knowledge of the crowd to formulate prediction markets (sometimes known as predictive markets, information markets, decision markets, idea futures, event derivatives, or virtual markets) which are speculative markets created for the purpose of making predictions.
The crowdsourcing knowledge Knowledge community focuses on crowdsourcing applications for the development and aggregation of knowledge and information. This community includes applications of crowdsourcing for open Q&A, user-generated knowledge systems, news and citizen journalism.
Here are the community definitions we use on Crowdsourcing.org.
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