Crowdsourcing Applications and Platforms: A Data Management Perspective
Over the past decade, crowdsourcing has emerged as a major problem-solving and data-gathering paradigm on the World-Wide Web. Well-known examples of crowdsourcing include Wikipedia, Linux, Yahoo! Answers, YouTube, Mechanical Turk-based applications, and much effort is being directed toward developing many more. As is typical for an emerging area, this effort has appeared under many names, including peer production, user-powered systems, user-generated content, collaborative systems, community systems, social systems, social search, social media, collective intelligence, wikinomics, crowd wisdom, smart mobs, mass collaboration, and human computation.