Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Web 2.0 and Croudsourcing

One of the greatest changes to the world in which we live is the evolution to something being keyed Web 2.0.  Web 2.0 isn't a change in hardware, the framework of the internet isn't changing, but instead its us who is getting changed.  We are becoming interactive and interdependent.  We are finding new ways to connect and communicate our ideas and our lives.  The main change is user generated content.  The consumers are becoming the producers.  And in the shift from consumers to producers it is redefining the way in which we write and receive news and other forms of content.

One of the most exciting and  biggest changes in this framework of human development is the advent of Crowd-sourcing.  Crowd-Sourcing is using taking a project and sub dividing it into little accomplish-able parts and then handing it out to the masses to take part.  Its a pooling of the large and vast network of human resources that is being left to waste.  It is putting idle time and idle minds to a useful cause.

On the 21st of November for our group project on Digital Missionary work we kick started our project of crowd sourcing through a fireside.  We were able to bring members who were interested in getting them involved and show them some simple but sure ways to get started.  We also set up a feedback blogs that the members can return and report on their progress and experiences so that we can all learn and adapt as one.  I am excited to see the feedback and see where we go from here.

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