Some of you might wonder why anyone would participate in many of the activities discussed here or whether it is all sustainable given that they result in little to â€“ more commonly â€“ no money, should ponder what Clay Shirky has to say about what he calls Cognitive Surplus, a concept I just canâ€™t get enough of.
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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