Social media are being used by public, non-profit and for profit enterprises. In the ZDNet blog called Enterprise Web 2.0, an article titled Made on the Web, designed by us , August 17, provides some interesting examples of how small businesses use social media.
With a new survey showing that the majority of people on the Web are willing to co-create, crowdsourcing is looking like a repeatable, reliable way to outsource work and partner with online communities to create concrete results. Crowdsourcing has become increasingly attractive to small businesses as well as enterprises. Yet this category remains stubbornly in the experimentation phase even as some firms start racking up significant wins. Here are the pros and cons of this approach as well as how companies get started in what is shaping up to be one of the most significant new approaches to global business in this century
With crowdsourcing, how we produce ideas and work in the 21st century will be very different indeed.