A Visual Explanation of Crowdsourcing [Infographic]

By Jason Fitzpatrick on August 23rd, 2011

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 a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 08/23/11
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