Milestone 1 PixelPerfect

From crowdresearch
Revision as of 19:38, 4 March 2015 by Kushagramehta (Talk | contribs) (Experience the life of a Worker on Mechanical Turk)

Jump to: navigation, search

Template for your submission for Milestone 1. Do not edit this directly - instead, make a new page at Milestone 1 YourTeamName or whatever your team name is, and copy this template over. You can view the source of this page by clicking the Edit button at the top-right of this page, or by clicking here.

Experience the life of a Worker on Mechanical Turk

The experience as a worker on these various Crowd-worker sites was an unpleasant one.

  • Amazon Mechanical Turk did not allow us to register as Indian workers. The review process took 2 days after which we were informed that the account cannot be activated.
  • There seemed to be some glitches with the Microworkers platform, their policy dictates the registration of one user per IP. We made several attempts at creating an account, from different workstations - however we always received a message that our IP's were already connected to some account. Hence we could not register here as well.
  • The experience on CrowdFlower/Clickworker was slightly better since we were able to register and activate our worker accounts.
    • Though we had active accounts, available work was scarce and we were only able to generate 0.1 Euro per member on Clickworker.
    • There were also no available tasks on CrowdFlower due to a high level (i.e level 1, level 2 or level 3) of contribution required. There did not seem to be any entry-level tasks available.
    • Around 0.0125 USD was generated by completing surveys on various CrowdFlower Contribution Channel partners like InboxDollar, SwagBucks and ClixSense which hosted CrowdFlower microtasks(also not available).

What did you like? What did you dislike?

Experience the life of a Requester on Mechanical Turk

Reflect on your experience as a requester on Mechanical Turk. What did you like? What did you dislike? Also attach the CSV file generated when you download the HIT results.

Explore alternative crowd-labor markets

Compare and contrast the crowd-labor market you just explored (TaskRabbit/oDesk/GalaxyZoo) to Mechanical Turk.

Readings

MobileWorks

  • What do you like about the system / what are its strengths?
  • What do you think can be improved about the system?

mClerk

  • What do you like about the system / what are its strengths?
  • What do you think can be improved about the system?

Flash Teams

  • What do you like about the system / what are its strengths?
  • What do you think can be improved about the system?