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We agree with Peter here. Terminology is definitely the issue. We have a slightly flexible definition for crowdsourcing only because I think group intelligence, even a small level is what we are trying to cultivate with these new social/work arrangements. The real quesiton is how is the crowd functioning. Are they just a pool of random workers, or are they cultivated and are tasks routed in a sophisticated way, etc?
We think Kalini brings up a good point. Thanks Kalani! Anyone have suggestions on how to make more defined goals for social science? Let us know in the comments below
We agree John, and we also think that the $60K Robocop statue is probably the best example of crowdfunding that ever will be, and modeling it should be the 'prime directive' of crowdfunders.
Looking forward to your future comments!