The Wisdom of Crowdsourcing

December 18, 2010 at 4:00 PM

Responding to George Weiner’s post about the pitfalls of crowdsourced philanthropy (which I first noted here), the Huffington Post’s Beth Kanter describes four crowdsourcing models, going beyond mere voting. For example:

(1) Creating Collective Knowledge or Wisdom

A group of individuals has more knowledge for solving a problem than any single individual. Collective intelligence creates a quilt of knowledge that many people can distribute.

Her opinions are in part based on her experience studying social media and nonprofits for the David and Lucille Packard Foundation.

 

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