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When I first heard the term, crowdsourcing seemed to be just another in a long line of combined words the technology industry just love to smugly smush together because they adore acknowledging their own intelligence. I might sound bitter. And you would too if your professional life was governed by editors who happily employ bat-wielding goons to work anyone over if caught attempting such invention.
Soon after the NSW State Government announced the re-design of their state logo, the public decided that they could do a better job! After the Federal Government threw away $8 Million on creating the now defunct Grocery Choice website to monitor supermarket prices, a group of consumers set up @price_check - a Twitter-based crowdsourcing experiment. These days, if you don’t engage your customers, they’ll mobilise against you.