#Crowdsource your life!

I try to practice what I preach. Since I’ve been involved with crowdsourcing for the past year or so, I’ve incorporated it into my day-to-day.

If I’m looking for a good restaurant in a new city, I usually post something on Twitter or Facebook and let my peeps guide me. I haven’t been steered wrongfully yet!

I do the same thing with a lot of other things these days, i.e. car dealers, professionals, etc. With the connections through social media these days, it’s so easy and pain-free. And you might be surprised where the good stuff comes from…

I’m even getting friends to do it. Recently my buddy Rob was looking for some suggestions for running-related books. I told him to post something on his Facebook wall so I can share with my contacts, a lot of them being into running. Within a day, he had close to a dozen suggestions which he’s still enjoying to this day. Love it!

Crowdsourcing is increasingly omnipresent. Google uses a form of crowdsourcing though their algorithm although I trust my friends more than SEO. You can always ask your neighbours but I think my contacts know me better these days. You can also go old school and look in the Yellow Pages. Okay, maybe not. Do those even still exist?

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If you want to know more about crowdsourcing, see a recent post I wrote for the Intersol blog on the subject. It’s my definition of crowdsourcing in 300 words or so!

And here’s a cool video on the subject:

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About ecinc

I`m one of 13 certified ChiRunning instructors in Canada and I`ve taught the technique to over 300 people across Canada in the past two years. I`m also an NCCP-certified triathlon coach, a Lululemon Alumni Run Ambassador and an all-around nice guy…
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