In early April, Jonathon Narvey of Currents was kind enough to interview me so I could make sure I knew my stuff for the Third Tuesday Presentation. Jonathon was great and I had a fantastic time chatting with him. He’s smart, kind and personable. I am lucky to have such amazing friends.
I have my moments in this but I sincerely don’t feel I came across as all that confident. I questioned many things I actually knew (Such as what an algorithm was?!! Sigh…) I also said “Right?” too much (should ban it from my vocab overall!), and there were some painful pauses where I sorted through my brain organizing my thoughts. I’ll get better with practice. Also my performance background leads me to be very, very critical of anything I do that sounds less than polished.
To clarify: Outsourcing didn’t begin Crowdsourcing – I just meant that the terms are similar and that might have been the “root” of the term. Outsourcing is closer to Open Source, but differs in many respects (who gets paid, how the contributions are valued). Jeff Howe is tracing the history of Crowdsourcing in his upcoming book “Crowdsourcing: Why the Power of the Crowd Is Driving the Future of Business”.)