Meeting Announcement: 10 May 2011: Crowdsourcing 2.0

The Tuesday, May 10th meeting of the Rocky Mountain Internet Users Group (RMIUG) will discuss “Crowdsourcing 2.0″

Crowdsourcing, the act of outsourcing tasks, traditionally performed by an employee or contractor, to an undefined, large group of people or community (a “crowd”), is coming of age.

First termed by Jeff Howe in a June 2006 Wired magazine article called “The Rise of Crowdsourcing”, the concept can actually be traced back earlier. The Oxford English Dictionary made an open call to the community for contributors to index all of the words in the English language. There have been 6 million submissions over the 70 year [...]