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Crowdsourcing Industry Taxonomy by Crowdsourcing.org (V2)
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Crowdsourcing.org recently gathered a team of industry practitioners and experts, including taxonomy and categorization professionals, with the view of redefining the crowdsourcing industry taxonomy, using a number of existing views as reference points.

 


 

The results of this endeavor was the definition of seven top level categories that represent the different functional applications of crowdsourcing.

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Carl EspostiMar 05, 2011 04:31 am GMT10845 views
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Crowdsourcing Industry Taxonomy Definitions by Crowdsourcing.org
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The Crowdsourcing Industry Taxonomy (V2) is the result of primary research, facilitated by Crowdsourcing.org, involving a team of expert volunteers. The team identified seven distinguishably unique categories of crowdsourcing.  These top level categories are: Open Innovation, Community Building, Collective Creativity, Civic Engagement, Collective Knowledge, Crowdfunding and Cloud Labor.


 

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Carl EspostiMar 13, 2011 12:51 am GMT8236 views
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Crowdsourcing Company Logos - A call to action
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Crowdsourcing.org is in the process of updating our popular Crowdsourcing Industry Landscape and we will be releasing it soon. We are re-designing the format, making it larger so we can display more companies in the crowdsourcing and crowdfunding industry. We will be displaying the sites based on our new crowdsourcing categories (see here for details) and in the category that best represents the sites primary mission.

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Carl EspostiMar 30, 2011 08:10 pm GMT8670 views
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2011 “Crowdsourcing Industry Landscape” Infographic
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We are pleased to publish our 2011 Crowdsourcing Industry Landscape. This year's 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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Carl EspostiMay 16, 2011 06:02 am GMT14463 views
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Crowdsourcing Industry Taxonomy Definitions (V2)
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The Crowdsourcing Industry Taxonomy by Crowdsourcing.org identifies seven primary categories of crowdsourcing. This document, available for download, provides the definition and description of each...

Carl EspostiMar 12, 2011 11:31 pm GMT6961 views
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Crowdsourcing Industry Taxonomy Definitions (V2)
2011 "Crowdsourcing Industry Landscape" [INFOGRAPHIC]
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[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....

Carl EspostiMay 16, 2011 05:33 am GMT21184 views
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Crowdsourcing Industry Infographic - December 2011 [Download Version]
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Here is the final December 2011 “Crowdsourcing Industry Landscape” Infographic available for download, re-formatted as a printable version.

In addition to updated site listings, this new version contains a number of important changes that reflect the current views of our research and editorial teams and input from our viewers. The previous taxonomy identified seven applications of crowdsourcing as well as a ‘Tools’ category — eight in total. After a period of considerable review, we’ve settled on six main categories of crowdsourcing.

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Carl EspostiDec 26, 2011 06:47 am GMT5193 views
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Crowdsourcing Industry: overzicht (Infographic: Dutch)
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We are pleased to publish our 2011 Crowdsourcing Industry Landscape in Dutch. This years Infographic presents a comprehensive selection of crowdsourcing sites and projects. We have selected what we...

Carl EspostiJul 08, 2011 02:19 pm GMT2204 views
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Crowdsourcing Industry: overzicht (Infographic: Dutch)
Crowdsourcing Industry Landscape (Infographic: Українська / Ukrainian)
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We are pleased to publish our 2011 Crowdsourcing Industry Landscape in Українська / (Ukrainian). This years Infographic presents a comprehensive selection of crowdsourcing sites and projects. We...

Carl EspostiJul 12, 2011 05:26 pm GMT2490 views
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Crowdsourcing Industry Landscape (Infographic: Українська / Ukrainian)
Infografic Crowdsourcing Market [German]
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We are pleased to publish our 2011 Crowdsourcing Industry Landscape in German. This years Infographic presents a comprehensive selection of crowdsourcing sites and projects. We have selected what...

Carl EspostiJun 14, 2011 04:33 pm GMT2637 views
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Infografic Crowdsourcing Market [German]
Panorama da Indústria de Crowdsourcing [Portuguese]
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We are pleased to publish our 2011 Crowdsourcing Industry Landscape in Portuguese. This years Infographic presents a comprehensive selection of crowdsourcing sites and projects. We have selected...

Carl EspostiJun 14, 2011 04:43 pm GMT2333 views
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Panorama da Indústria de Crowdsourcing [Portuguese]
November 2011 “Crowdsourcing Industry Landscape” Infographic
Crowd Creativity, Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

Crowdsourcing.org is pleased to present our November 2011 “Crowdsourcing Industry Landscape” infographic, which reflects our revised industry taxonomy and is aligned with Crowdsourcing.org's category structure. The infographic is available below (an ultra high-resolution version will be available for download from the site after CrowdConf2011).

In addition to updated site listings, this new version contains a number of important changes that reflect the current views of our research and editorial teams and input from our viewers. The previous taxonomy identified seven applications of crowdsourcing as well as a ‘Tools’ category — eight in total. After a period of considerable review, we’ve settled on six main categories of crowdsourcing.

"The whole purpose of creating the much needed crowdsourcing taxonomy is to provide a framework for the industry and to structure the discussion going forward,” says Carl Esposti, founder of Crowdsourcing.org. “As with all taxonomies, it must evolve as it is reviewed and refined."

"Crowdsourcing isn’t a static phenomenon," Esposti continues. "This is the third generation of our taxonomy, which we first launched at CrowdConf2010."

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Eric BlattbergOct 30, 2011 08:27 pm GMT12548 views
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Crowdsourcing Industry Landscape

As with any emerging industry, new business models form, technology plays a different role and traditional organizational structures are challenged. As new models for online production and problem solving have proliferated over the last few years, Crowdsourcing platforms as we now collectively define them, we need to be able to organize, compare and contrast the different forms.

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Carl EspostiJan 29, 2011 06:37 pm GMT6590 views
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Landmark Crowdsourcing Events
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There are a myriad of possibilities in the search for crowdsourcing milestones that announced its advent and its adoption as a model for online production, problem solving and for organizing for...

Carl EspostiMar 28, 2011 04:53 am GMT5900 views
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Landmark Crowdsourcing Events
Panorama de la Industria de Crowdsourcing 2011 [INFOGRAFIA]
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[SPANISH LANGUAGE INFOGRAFIA] Nos complace publicar nuestra Panorama de la Industria de Crowdsourcing 2011. La infografía de este año presenta una amplia selección de sitios y proyectos de...

Carl EspostiJun 01, 2011 05:13 pm GMT3792 views
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Panorama de la Industria de Crowdsourcing 2011 [INFOGRAFIA]
"Towards a New Taxonomy" by Jeff Howe
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When I coined the word crowdsourcing five years ago, the phenomenon itself hardly existed. Oh sure, there were a few glaring examples: Wikipedia, of course, and that massive hurly burly of user-generated content known as MySpace. NASA, I recall, was already experimenting with using volunteers to measure asteroid craters. But the original article was, in a sense, an act of prognostication. I was saying, "This is how things will be." It was a gamble, and it happened to pay off.  


A lot changed between 2006 and 2008, when my book was published. In writing the book I faced an entirely new challenge. I no longer had to predict the future; I had to analyze and interpret the present. Books force you to create taxonomies by their very structure: Chapters are subdivisions of a larger subject. 

 

The problem was that examples of crowdsourcing now proliferated across every domain of human endeavor. When asked what couldn't be crowdsourced, I used to answer: a restaurant. Then one day a Washington Post reporter called to ask me what I thought about a new--you guessed it--crowdsourced restaurant. My answer to that question these days? Everything can be crowdsourced. I figure it's best to play it safe.

 

In trying to bring some coherence to this dizzying variety of online collaborations I came up with four basic categories:

 

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Jeff HoweJul 20, 2011 10:43 pm GMT16853 views
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CrowdConf2011 – The Industry Event

In just over a week from now, approximately six hundred people will be on their way to Mission Bay, San Francisco to attend CrowdConf2011. Amongst the hundreds of attendees will be a formidable line up of speakers, representing many of the crowdsourcing industry's best known companies, business executives and thought leaders.

Last year's inaugural event was memorialized for the team behind Crowdsourcing.org as both the first significant event dedicated to the subject of crowdsourcing as well as the day we launched the site. Following last year’s success, CrowdConf2011 has been meticulously orchestrated to provide a platform for many of the leading figures within the crowdsourcing movement and to provide the broadest possible coverage of the application of crowdsourcing within social and commercial enterprises as well as the public sector.

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Crowdsourcing.orgOct 24, 2011 06:44 am GMT5368 views
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December 2011 “Crowdsourcing Industry Landscape” [DOWNLOAD VERSION]
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Here is the final December 2011 “Crowdsourcing Industry Landscape” Infographic available for download, re-formatted as a printable version. [DOWNLOAD VERSION] In addition to updated site...

Carl EspostiDec 26, 2011 06:46 am GMT4796 views
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December 2011 “Crowdsourcing Industry Landscape” [DOWNLOAD VERSION]
Crowdsourcing Community Definitions v1 by Crowdsourcing.org
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Use this with our Crowdsourcing Industry Landscape v1 download.

Carl EspostiOct 02, 2010 08:28 pm GMT11730 views
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Crowdsourcing Community Definitions v1 by Crowdsourcing.org
Why Crowdsourcing? Why Now?

The debate about the definition of crowdsourcing continues and the conversation inevitably draws to what exactly is and what isn’t crowdsourcing. While it’s interesting and fun to reference historical examples of open collaboration, it can actually confuse the dialogue. Historical examples are useful though in enabling a clear comparison with what we have chosen today to define as crowdsourcing.

The Longitude Prize of 1714, offering £20,000 in an open call to anyone that could come up with a way for merchants and sailors to navigate at sea, won by John Harrison, the son of a carpenter; the Niagara Suspension Bridge prize of 1847 offering a $10 prize to the person who could successfully lay the first line across the Niagara won by a young boy using a kite; the project to compile the first Oxford English Dictionary in the late 1890’s that involved a group of scholars breaking the work into manageable chunks and enlisting the support of the crowd – the examples are numerous! While these examples and many more show that open calls to undefined groups with the offer of a monetary or altruistic award is nothing new, they don’t fit with our definition of crowdsourcing!

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Carl EspostiJul 26, 2011 04:56 am GMT3965 views
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