Thursday, January 18, 2018

Crowdsourcing terms

(crowdsourcing, crowdfunding, co-creation, collaboration and open innovation)

note: under Crowdsourcing is crowdfunding by Wikipedia. There is just too much information so I decided to do Co-creation, collaboration and open innovation on another web page article.

So far I ran out of time just doing Crowdsourcing and . Hopefully I will have more time with the other terms later.Hwever, this might be helpful: Crowdfunding is about money being involved in your Crowdsourcing. Whereas Crowd sourcing is about joining many minds together to get more information on any subject. For example, you might want to crowd source the weather right now at 100 points on earth. So, you might ask people what the weather was right now where they are. You could also provide the weather as well to them regarding your location (but you also need to protect yourself because you don't know any of these people usually). 10 minutes or 24 hours later you might have 100 reports including your own of those in the moment weather conditions at 100 points on earth. But, this would just be crowdsourcing and not crowd funding because no money is involved.

I was reading:How Crowdsourcing Is Shaping the Future

And wanted to define these terms better for myself and for my readers:

Crowdsourcing: I first became aware of this term in 2010 and 2011 when I tried to help crowdsource a solution to the radiation in Fukushima from 3 nuclear meltdowns. At that time my idea shared by many others was since NO GOVERNMENTS were actually being truthful about what was going on there I advocated that the useful thing to do was for everyone concerned to buy geiger counters themselves and to test the air, water, food and land wherever they were concerned especially in Japan. Actually, this is one of the many reasons my blog took off then in 2011 around the world. Now I have had over 2 million visits to my blog site and this was one factor in increasing my readers exponentially at that time.

So, what people started doing was to take their readings of air, water, food, land and publish their findings on the Internet so actual geiger counter radiation readings of whole areas of food, water, land and air became available to the masses and it no longer mattered what ANY government didn't say or said at that point. At least people had ACTUAL facts rather than theoretical or lies to listen to regarding radiation from all governments. This is a part of the problem of nuclear power plants in general. Worldwide people are not told enough to be able to make their families safe from ongoing radiation worldwide. The point is there is radiation that people are exposed to wherever nuclear power plants exist. The real question is "How much radiation do you want to expose yourself and your family and children to?". So, if you have a choice you can live as far away as possible from any nuclear power plant on earth.

For example, my dentists daughter was teaching English in Japan at that time and she got Thyroid Cancer from her exposure to the radiation then in Japan. Though she is okay now after surgery it makes one wonder just how many people got thyroid cancer or other health problems or died from the radiation from Fukushima, Japan meltdowns.

noun: crowdsourcing; noun: crowd-sourcing
  1. the practice of obtaining information or input into a task or project by enlisting the services of a large number of people, either paid or unpaid, typically via the Internet.

    "crowdsourcing is less expensive than hiring a professional translator"
gerund or present participle: crowdsourcing
  1. obtain (information or input into a particular task or project) by enlisting the services of a large number of people, either paid or unpaid, typically via the Internet.

    "she crowdsourced advice on album art"
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Translations, word origin, and more definitions

Crowdsourcing - Wikipedia
Crowdsourcing is a sourcing model in which individuals or organizations obtain goods and services, including ideas and finances, from a large, relatively open and often rapidly-evolving group of internet users; it divides work between participants to achieve a cumulative result.

What is Crowdsourcing - Daily Crowdsource
Crowdsourcing is the process of getting work or funding, usually online, from a crowd of people. The word is a combination of the words 'crowd' and 'outsourcing'. The idea is to take work and outsource it to a crowd of workers. Famous Example: Wikipedia.


Crowdfunding is the practice of funding a project or venture by raising many small amounts of money from a large number of people, typically via the Internet. Crowdfunding is a form of crowdsourcing and of alternative finance. In 2015, it was estimated that worldwide over US$34 billion was raised this way.


Often these days if someone is injured or if they need an operation that they cannot finance, crowd funding sites are created so people can donate that want to to help keep people alive that would often otherwise die without financial and medical help.


Aldo Crowdfunding sites also can be about people financing business ideas of people. There are likely three types of Crowdfunding sites. 

1. People are giving money away like a grant to help people get started in business or to help heal their illness or injury.

2. People are lending money with or without interest for people to start businesses.

3. people want to own a piece of your business profits ongoing by financing you and setting you up in business. 

All three of these types of endeavors can be just one person helping you, 10 people helping you or hundreds or even thousands of people helping you  in whatever way you need. So, how you communicate your needs is likely very important in all this so you get clarity with whoever is donating or financing you in regard to what they might expect in return. In other words both you and they need to be clear about what you are doing and what you expect in return if anything.

This legal clarity is very important so you don't wind up in court through some kind of misunderstanding.

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Crowdfunding - Wikipedia
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