As I have become more interested in the topic of crowdsourcing (in all its permutations) I’ve collected various resources from the web, including books, websites, articles, etc.
For those that are interested I am posting that list here. I am also creating a free-standing page where I will add to this list as I come across useful resources. And please do drop me a line if there are gems I am missing.
In terms of substantive posting, I am planning a series of future posts that will look at potential applications of crowdsourcing, empirical assessments of the practice, and a typology to better categorize and conceptualize the various forms of crowdsourcing. Stay tuned…
Books, Articles, & Blog posts
- The Wisdom of Crowds, by James Surowiecki
- Crowdsourcing: Why the Power of the Crowd Is Driving the Future of Business, by Jeff Howe
- “The Rise of Crowdsourcing“, Wired 14.06
- “Crowdsourcing: Milk the masses for inspiration“, BusinessWeek
- “Crowdsourcing: What it means for innovation“, BusinessWeek
- “What is Crowdsourcing“, BNET
Directories: Links and Resources
- Who’s Crowdsourcing? (via Chaordix): a phenomenal list of resources (helpful in compiling my list)
- “Crowdsourcing: A Million Heads is Better than One“, ReadWriteWeb
- “Top Crowd souring Resources Re-visited“: broken out by category
- Crowdsourcing: Jeff Howe’s blog
- Crowdsourcing Directory: a blog and directory by Creative Crowds with lots of great links and stories related to crowdsourcing
- Cambrian House Blog
- FiveThirtyEight: an application of crowdsourcing–aggregates and analyzes multiple polls to predict election outcomes
- Intrade: leading prediction market
- IEM (Iowa Electronic Markets): prediction market focusing on global elections
- NewsFutures: preparing for a relaunch in the fall
- Crowdsourcing Traffic Data with Google Maps
- Google News Search – Crowdsourcing: a simply search across news, blogs, and websites for recent stories on crowdsourcing
For updated links, be sure to visit and bookmark my Crowdsourcing Resources page.