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When Your Source is the Crowd, Does the Crowd You Source Matter?

Challenging the Rhetoric

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By CHERI ROBERTS for Challenging the Rhetoric

Representatives of Eugene, Oregon’s Arnold Law Firm, Lissa Casey and Bryan Boender, proactively sought to counsel Ammon Bundy, the Malheur Wildlife Refuge armed occupation leader, prior to any arrests. The Arnold Law team claims the visit to the refuge was merely to hand deliver anadvertisement for their services.

Ethicscomplaints were filedfor what some deem to be the law firm’s practice in “ambulance chasing”. Outcomes of any inquiries are still pending. Yet, in spite of accusations, firm owner, Mike Arnold, Esq, continues to participate in what some see as questionable activities, including his continued intent to both crowdsource and crowdfund Bundy’s defense. 

What is Crowdsourcing?

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According to,Jeff Howe, the man who first coined the term, crowdsourcing is,

The act of taking a job traditionally performed by a designated agent (usually an employee) and outsourcing it to…

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This entry was posted on April 5, 2016 by in Uncategorized.
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