The Mechanics of Crowdsourcing: Mobilizing the Many and the Extraordinary
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Crowdsourcing is an integral part of the digital society. Crowdsourcing still seems to carry significant novelty for scholars and practitioners alike, but, arguably, it has become a buzzword. As a result, the meaning of crowdsourcing is blurred and distorted. In our talk we reassess and clarify the concept ?crowdsourcing?. Furthermore, we distinguish between four types of crowdsourcing and examine the consequences of each type for (a digital) society.