Yesterday, an interesting thing happened on the internet. As reported today by Trey Kerby from Yahoo (courtesy of previously mentioned husband):
“. . . going in to the Phoenix Suns' matchup with Ginobili and the Spurs, Jared Dudley knew he had to do something. Somehow, he needed to shut down this scoring machine. Desperate times call for desperate measures, so Dudley did what we all do when we need answers — he took to Twitter.”
Jared Dudley crowdsourced his strategy against another player for a professional basketball game? That has to be a first, right? Check out the tweets and the following results (again from Kerby):
“Amazingly, it worked. Ginobili scored only 10 points on 5-14 shooting, made no three-pointers, and had two turnovers in the Spurs loss. It was his worst game in a month and third lowest scoring output since the All-Star break.”Amazingly is definitely the right word - even I know enough to say that's good! Kerby goes on to share his hopes for the future of crowdsourcing in his domain:
“Hopefully, crowdsourcing game plans is the next big Twitter craze. I don't know about you, but I anxiously await the day when you can look at Twitter's top trending topics and see "#howtostopLeBron" and "#thisishowyoubeattheNuggets" alongside "#JustinBieberRocks." It's a pipe dream for now, but this is a good first step.Since crowdsourcing’s introduction to the social media lexicon
Sure, there have been any number of successful crowdsourcing projects
In the interest of crowdsourcing, I’d love to hear from the crowd on this one.