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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Crowdsourcing by Aliza Sherman

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Chapter 1
Crowdsourcing Gets Things Done
In This Chapter
• Definitions of crowdsourcing
• Reasons for crowdsourcing
• Common types of crowdsourcing
• Some concerns about crowdsourcing
You’ve heard the adage, “Two heads are better than one.” What about dozens or hundreds or thousands of heads working together on a single problem? What about reaching out to dozens, hundreds, or thousands of people who could perform tasks to complete a project? Imagine if the world was at your fingertips, and you could tap into vast labor pools and collective minds with the click of a button. Today, it’s not so far-fetched to reach out beyond your immediate network—beyond even your physical location—to find workers and thinkers to help you get things done.
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