At the very beginning very important point is to determine what is the crowdsourcing. According to the definition found on the websites, which are one of the most important sources nowadays, “is the process of obtaining needed services, ideas, or content by soliciting contributions from a large group of people, and especially from an online community, rather than from traditional employees or suppliers. The word is a combination of the words ‘crowd’ and ‘outsourcing’.” In easier way to understand it is the idea to take work and outsource it to a crowd of workers.
I’d like to present also pro & cons of this theory. Crowdsourcing is biggest benefit is the ability to receive better quality results, since several people offer their best ideas, skills, & support. It allows you to select the best result from a sea of ‘best entries,’ as opposed to receiving the best entry from a single provider. Results can be delivered much quicker than traditional methods, since crowd sourcing is a form of freelancing.
Clear instructions are essential in crowd sourcing. You could potentially be searching through thousands of possible ideas, which can be painstaking, or even complicated, if the instructions are not clearly understood. Quality can be difficult to judge if proper expectations are not clearly stated.
Economic is the field of study that I choose as and I want to show connection between my studies and one of new media theory, that I explain on the beginning. And now few words about what exactly is it. Have you ever wonder why food costs rise when gas prices spike? Ever question why U.S. politicians worry when other countries talk of going bankrupt? Ever wonder why you can’t get a good interestcrate on your savings account? All of these phenomena can be explained through economics.Economics is the study of how societies use scarce resources to produce valuable commodities and distribute them among different people. The traditional concern of economic analysis is to gain an understanding of the processes that govern the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services in an exchange economy.
Now let’s say something about the connection of crowdsourcing and economics. On the beginning is important to mention that information from the crowd are basic for economy. We need information to know at the time what the market needs. Market research is carried out in most via surveys. The easiest people to identify their needs and opinions on the Internet. This gives us an idea of where we can find a niche in research in order to successfully establish and grow the business, or to modify it from depending on what are the needs citizens. Crowd provides a lot of information, unconsciously perhaps even suggest to the idea that later can be repurpose and accepted as a good thing for everyone. Many ideas are born unconsciously when you just replace their worldviews. From economic point of view it gives us a lot of useful information that could be used. idea generation, design work, execution of business processes, testing services, and even customer support. All of these can now be connected, often programmatically, directly to a company’s supply chain. Most companies have ready access to crowdsourcing across a wide set of functional areas, to the extent that it’s often the easiest thing for them to try before going the more expensive outsourcing route. It is one of the looks on crowdsourcing we can look from it from other way also. It’s now possible to go out and find brilliant designers working from Asia who will deliver high-quality creative work for a fraction of the price you’d pay your local design shop. Electronics manufacturers and games developers can tap the skills of teenagers as crowdsourced part-time helpdesk advisers. The systems are now sophisticated enough to make sure everyone gets paid a market rate for the work they put in, but those market rates are lowered by the global and fragmented scale of competition, in which anyone with the skills and available time can offer their services. Taking information and connecting with workers will be developing more and more. Companies are connected with business and it is economy so we have huge connection between my field of study and crowdsourcing.
In Poland, now are creating first portals where you can win workers to perform simple tasks. Anyone can do it, even the way of daily activities such as shopping even. Crowdsourcing, which in Poland is not yet widespread, and there is no Polish name, but it begins to form. As reported by the weekly “Bloomberg Businessweek Poland” there is a growing group of people ready to execute such orders. Waiting on them almost 50 thousand. Potential contractors. Theory develop.