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A Visual Explanation of Crowdsourcing [Infographic]

Curious about crowdsourcing? Even if you’re unfamiliar with it, you’ve likely participated in it in some way.

The above infographic highlights what crowdsourcing is, places it is used, and the benefits and downsides to relying on crowdsourcing. If you’re looking for a crowdsourced project with an altruistic bent, definitely check out Fold.it–it’s a fun puzzle game that actually helps scientists research proteins.

What Is Crowdsourcing? [Daily Infographic]

Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 08/23/11

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