“The thing is, in the crowdsourcing industry we are hard-wired to spot crowdsourcing opportunities. All of us familiar with the power of crowdsourcing constantly expect companies like Google to capitalize on the huge crowds it has access to. A feature like Ask on Google+ can look to us like the seeds of Google finally recognizing the massive untapped potential in its crowd.”
This is all regarding a “Yahoo Answers”-type update that Google rolled out recently. The update would allow you to ask questions to your Google+ network if a search result turns up unhelpful or inconclusive. It’s not the most error-free solution, but the quote above gets my gears turning when it comes to what a company like Google could do with the people they have access to.