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EIGHT ESSENTIALS OF CROWDSOURCING
document Distributed Knowledge, Tools

This paper decribes the emergence of crowdsourcing in the area of applications developing and testing and how its powercan be used to leverage the creativity and diversity of a global community.

Crowdsourcing.orgSep 30, 2010 07:49 pm GMT8522 views
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