With the integration of internet in our lives, businesses and society as a whole, the information boom has affected everyone. There is more information than one can consume and at the same time there is always someone looking for every kind of information simply because the crowd is not connected globally. This has led to attempts to harness the power of this crowd in a self-service like concept.
The mainstream concept known as crowdsourcing has resulted in multiple online communities forming and collaborating to create content, code, news, policies and even creative art. This is something like renewable energy – unending and always available. A similar concept of crowdfunding has targeted to let the crowd fund what they want and as the patrons, receive awards or finished products in a pre-order like scenario. The boom of information and the increasing use of crowdsourcing under different platforms has built a specific crowd-to-crowd trust which is not there in the users for the businesses themselves.
CrowdReviews.com, a novel concept takes this into consideration and harnesses the same power of a crowd as well as their already existing trust among themselves to create reviews on products and services. Although the system has been used before loosely allowing users to write a review and let others know how a product or a service was, crowdreviews.com has formally turned this into a concept by developing a formal CrowdReviews.com platform. The concept attacks the issue from multiple directions by taking on the core issue. Allowing unadulterated reviews to be published by the crowd and letting users communicate about products and services.
The CrowdReviews.com concept acts as a buyer’s guide as well as a reputation system that keeps a check on product and service providers who would then need to monitor their own reputation as per the crowd’s expectation and keep up the quality by actually improving rather than social media gamification and social reviews.
A completely neutral, open for all, the CrowdReviews.com concept allows everyone and anyone to submit a review for a business, product or service.