In this milestone we want you to:
- Get experience of what it is like to be a worker and requester on current crowd-labor marketplaces
- Read some research papers about crowdsourcing
Experience the life of a Worker on Mechanical Turk
Sign up as a worker for Mechanical Turk's worker sandbox at SITE
Experience the life of a Requester on Mechanical Turk
Sign up as a requester for Mechanical Turk's sandbox at SITE
Explore alternative crowd-labor markets
Choose one of: TaskRabbit/oDesk/GalaxyZoo. Explore. If you’re inspired, get a job. We expect 30-45min.
Worker: Make at least $1
Requester: work with at least 20 workers (tasks)
—> either: if you have funds, get real workers to do it.
—> or: post on sandbox and recruit some friends
TODO: let’s figure out what the signup procedure is these days
Requester: give a few examples…transcribe audio, extract info from web site, anything you want
If you can’t get in, there are other platforms: Microworkers, crowd flower.
Submit: attach CSV of results
Read: my half-day as an MTurker
Read: MobileWorks, mClerk, txtEagle, (flash teams?)
Submit: what do you like about these systems? What don’t you like?
Submit: reflect on your experience as a worker. reflect on your experience as a requester. write up short reflections: what did you like? what did you hate?