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German speakers to draf t Deutsch Facebo o k. Ho w do es the Facebo o k co ncept o f “po ke” translate
aro und the wo rld? The Spaniards decided o n “dar un to que,” Germans settled o n “anklo pf en,” and
the French went with “envo yer un po ke.”D. Kirkpatrick, “Help Wanted: Adults o n Facebo o k,”
Fo rtune, March 21, 2008. Vive le cro wd! K E Y TAK E AWAYS
Crowdsourcing tackles challenges through an open call to a broader community of potential problem solvers. Examples include Goldcorp’s discovering of optimal mining locations in land it
already held, Facebook’s leverage of its users to create translations of the site for various
international markets, and Netflix’s solicitation of improvements to its movie recommendation
Several firms run third‐party crowdsourcing forums, among them I nnoCentive for scientific R& D,
TopCoder for programming tasks, and Amaz on’s Mechanical Turk for general work. QU E S TI ONS AND E XE RC I S E S
1. What is crowdsourcing? Give e...
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