Every day hundreds of millions of people type their thoughts, needs, and desires into Google’s search box. Aggregate those and track them over time and you can begin to see patterns, in flu epidemics, the economy, products, candidates — just about anything really.
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Article SeriesPart 1: Figuring out crowdsourcing: What does it mean? What's working? What isn't?
Part 2: Crowdfunding, Investing and Donation 2.0
Part 3: Digital Suggestion Box: how big corporations are asking for help
Part 4: The Competition Model
Part 5: The evolution of mass customization and personal manufacturing
Part 6: Expert sourcing for problem solving and innovation
Part 7: Many hands make light work: The atomization of work
Part 8: Collaborative Content Creation; or, Crowdsourcing your way to creativity