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crowdsourcing

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Coined 2006 by Wired magazine writer Jeff Howe. From crowd +‎ sourcing, by analogy with outsourcing.

NounEdit

crowdsourcing (uncountable)

  1. (neologism) delegating a task to a large diffuse group, usually without substantial monetary compensation
    • June 2006, Jeff Howe, Wired Magazine 14.06, "The Rise of Crowdsourcing" [1]:
      "P&G is one of InnoCentive’s earliest and best customers, but the company works with other crowdsourcing networks as well."
    • January 2007, Jessi Hempel, Business Week, "Tapping the Wisdom of the Crowd":
      "While not a new phenomenon, crowdsourcing is really growing as a business trend."
    • July 2007, Twisted, comp.lang.java.programmer:
      "Costs can be reduced by crowdsourcing more content."

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VerbEdit

crowdsourcing

  1. Present participle of crowdsource.