I received an email today from Daniel Schlagwein, a PhD candidate studying at the University of Cologne (I think; he didn't specify.) Daniel wanted to know if I could help point him to some blogs and discuss some of the material I'm using for the book. The answer to that question is always yes. But Daniel's email, combined with comments from "Val" in the previous post (in which she reveals she too is studying crowdsourcing for her thesis) have brought to mind a project that Crowdsourcing.com contributor (and University of Utah PhD candidate) Daren Brabham and I cooked up months ago, but never brought to fruition: Using Crowdsourcing.com as sort of an informal pre-peer review journal through which we could all share ideas and post bits of our research and writing.
I'd like to revive this idea, but first I'd like to get a head count. If you're reading this blog, and also happen to be studying crowdsourcing (or related phenomena), will you make yourself known, preferably by commenting on this post? If you're at all interested in the notion, I'll give you a guest account with the blog and we can see if we can't get a lively discourse going. Institutional affiliation not required, btw. Oh, and this goes for those of you who I'm already in (probably intermittent) communication with.