Crowdsourcing Debuts in the Oxford English Dictionary

Written by Priti Ambani

crowdsourcingThe Oxford English Dictionary has added ‘crowdsourcing’ to its famous lexicon, highlighting its prevalent usage today!

This development follows the inaugural global conference on Crowdsourcing in Singapore earlier this month, that saw attendees and speakers from over 15 countries.

“Crowdsourcing is becoming a global practice that within a very short time has been adopted across brands, governments and non-profits alike. Its adoption by the Oxford English Dictionary only corroborates its wide acceptance”, says Epirot Ludvik Nekaj, Founder of Crowdsourcing Week.

OED chief editor John Simpson wrote an article about the newly added words. The verb “crowdsourcing” has been attributed to Jeff Howe and his famous Wired magazine article about the topic. Here’s more from Simpson:

Some notes on the new vocabulary in this batch come from a wide range of semantic regions, as usual. Scientific vocabulary (especially technology) forms a healthy chunk: big datacrowdsourcinge-readermouseoverredirect (the noun), and stream (the verb) … The noun and verb tweet (in the social-networking sense) has just been added to the OED. This breaks at least one OED rule, namely that a new word needs to be current for ten years before consideration for inclusion. But it seems to be catching on.

 

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Priti Ambani

Priti Ambani is the Global Media Director at Crowdsourcing Week, a thought leader and prominent writer on social and environmental enterprises, start-ups and Web 2.0 businesses. As the Director and Managing Editor of Ecopreneurist, Priti has been instrumental in growing the site into a notable social business resource. Specializing in her ability to work with impact organizations from the ground up, Priti has developed successful business and communications strategies for fledgling start-ups, social and environmental enterprises. She also serves as a sustainability consultant at GreenDen consultancy and advises on CSR and the triple bottom line. Priti is a Professional Engineer and holds a Master’s degree in Biological Resources Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park.

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