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3.0 out of 5 stars Re-vamped Howe with a few added extras, 17 Jan 2014
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This review is from: Crowdsourcing (MIT Press Essential Knowledge) (Paperback)
Having bought and read the first crowdsourcing book by Jeff Howe, I had this one recommended to me by another academic.

It is an interesting read and while dealing with many of the elements that Howe did (around 1/3 of the book cites Howe) it tries to bring the subject more up-to-date.

Brabham rehashes much of what Howe has said adding some extra examples that apply post 2010. However, one of the main things I disagreed with was his assumption that Wikipedia (love it or hate it) was not a crowdsourcing experience but a hierarchical endeavour. I think most academics would disagree with that wholeheartedly. It also seems to concentrate more on commercial crowdsourcing that scientific or academic which was a bit of a disappointment for an MIT endorsed book.

If you really want to know about crowdsourcing, go to the man who defined the term and pick up Jeff Howe's book or for an alternative view, I also have Wikinomics by Tapscott and Williams which is well worth a read.
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Crowdsourcing (MIT Press Essential Knowledge) by Daren C. Brabham (Paperback - 21 May 2013)
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