November 2023
Volume 75    Issue 11

Mobile crowdsourcing framework and application in mining evacuation

Mining Engineering , 2023, Vol. 75, No. 11, pp. 16-16
Asare, Frimpong Kwaku; Augustine, Peter Chidi; Sattarvand, Javad


The word “crowdsourcing” was first used in 2006 by Jeff Howe, a writer for WIRED, to describe the process by which certain firms built their business models by using the wisdom of crowds. This process involved collaboration, aggregation, teamwork, consensus and creativity (Brabham, 2008). 

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