Crowdsourcing Gentleness

Saw this story in The Social Path blog in a post on examples of  crowdsourcing:

At a 1906 country fair, attendees were invited to guess the weight of a large ox. Hoping for a cash prize, about 800 people made guesses, though no one got it right.

Afterward, a statistician analyzed the written guesses and discovered something shocking: the average of all the guesses was a mere one pound away from the exact weight of the ox.

The moral? Sometimes a crowd can be smarter than any one of its members, even when they’re not actually working together.

crowdsourcing gentleness

 Given Wikipedia’s definition of crowdsourcing as an “act of outsourcing tasks, traditionally performed by an employee or contractor to a large group of people or community (a crowd), through an open call.”

I wonder…Can We Crowdsource Gentleness? Can we extend an open call for Gentleness?

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