CHICAGO ( TheStreet) -- Every few years, a new business model comes along that carries a certain in-the-know cache. Mention it casually in conversation or a meeting and you're signaling subtly that you're up on the latest innovation trends.These days, "the crowd" is one of those buzzworthy business concepts. Harnessing the power of groups through online communication has already revolutionized standard models of publishing or marketing; think of Wikipedia's collaborative writing model, or the thousands of Twitter users who can sink a movie release if they all share bad reviews.
Crowdsourcing: Not Yet a Game-Changer for Small Biz
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