Milestone 1 Professionals

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Experience the life of a Worker on Mechanical Turk

I have played with Mechanical Turk for our internal projects at my company.

Like:

1. Easy-use UI

2. There always jobs to work on

Dislike:

1. Some questions can have really vague options as answers, hence your answer might necessarily not be what you had in mind

2. Not very intuitive to find jobs that you are best suited to work on


Experience the life of a Requester on Mechanical Turk

Like:

1. High availability & quick turnover whenever you submit a job

2. Good review system to filter out un-qualified turks for a task

Dislike:

1. Job creation is not trivial

2. The questions posted need to be really in layman's terms - sometimes hard to do that for certain jobs

Explore alternative crowd-labor markets

I ve also used CrowdFlower, compared to Mechanical Turk, its much easier to create a job in CrowdFlower

Readings

MobileWorks

  • What do you like about the system / what are its strengths?

The 'mobile' part, OCR readability

  • What do you think can be improved about the system?

Using more features of smartphones like showing location-based jobs

mClerk

  • What do you like about the system / what are its strengths?

Using mobile phone as a platform

  • What do you think can be improved about the system?

SMS in general is not a free service in most countries, hence the overhead cost to pay for SMS is a huge hindrance.

Flash Teams

  • What do you like about the system / what are its strengths?

Brings together the best people for the job in hand

  • What do you think can be improved about the system?

More checks on ensuring quality be enabling peer review.