Archive for October, 2007
Idea: a vision of the mind. The human capacity to contemplate ideas is associated with the capacity for reason, self-reflection, and the ability to acquire and apply wisdom.
Agora: The ancient greek word for marketplace. The agora was an essential part of an ancient Greek polis or city-state. An agora acted as a marketplace and […]
In a way crowdsourcing is a culmination of several trends. Amazon’s Mechanical Turk is a logical next step to the following three:
*Higher internet adoption rates > a lot of people are used to the internet
*Increasing digitization of work > could you do your work without a computer?
*User generated content > Amateurs have the tools to […]
Sami Viitamäki was early to come up with a very comprehensible model about Crowdsourcing: the FLIRT model. I came across this short interview with the Fin which put my attention on it again. His posts about it are definitely a must-read for anyone pursuing to understand Crowdsourcing. Actually it’s a shame that we haven’t blogged […]