Have you ever heard of this? I have used this quite a few times in the past and have had successful results pretty much every time.
The premise is simple. Instead of the traditional method of having a specific question you want a view on and just searching on something like Google, you post the query on one or more social media platforms and wait for the responses. The responses are much more current and you are often able to query them further.
Here’s a quick example. I decided recently to post the following query on Twitter and LinkedIn:
And within a short time, these are just some of the responses I received:
And from LinkedIn:
If you have a decent network who interacts and comments, I can’t recommend crowdsourcing information enough!