Crowdsourcing: How the Power of the Crowd is Driving the Future of Business

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Random House Business, 2009 - 312 pages
'Crowdsourcing' describes the process by which the power of the many can be harnessed together on the Internet to build and to innovate. Jeff Howe shows how this has become possible - how complex social, technological and economic developments have fused together to make crowdsourcing an increasingly powerful force.

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User Review  - EmreSevinc - LibraryThing

This is a fine book if it is your first book on the concept of 'crowdsourcing'. It details a few case studies where crowdsourced companies and projects took the established and strong companies by ... Read full review

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User Review  - trav - LibraryThing

This book a very good primer to all things "social" online. It helped flesh out some of the history and scope of many of the group efforts out there. But it seemed a tad too long in the depth ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Jeff Howe is a contributing editor at Wired magazine, where he covers the entertainment industry among other subjects. Before coming to Wired he was a senior editor at Inside.com and a writer at the Village Voice. In his fifteen years as a journalist he has travelled around the world working on stories ranging from the impending water crisis in Central Asia to the implications of gene patenting. He has written for US News & World Report, The Washington Post, Mother Jones and numerous other publications. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and daughter.

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