Crowdsourcing Advantages: Five Things Crowds Do Well

By David Alan Grier

Part of Crowdsourcing For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Crowds bring the power of collected human intelligence to various forms of work, which is the beauty of crowdsourcing, or collaborative brainstorming. Crowds can do a good job of bringing a specific skill to a job at just the moment when that skill is needed. They are also very good at coordinating a lot of different skills on large and complicated jobs such as:

  • Making judgements

  • Reading handwriting

  • Interpreting images

  • Finding information