Milestone 1 Submissions

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Due date: 11:59 pm 4th March 2015 for submission, 9 am 6th March 2015 for peer-evaluation.

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 here. Then, practice doing some tasks - you should do enough tasks to earn $1.

If having difficulty signing up as a worker, you can try the worker sandbox, or other sites like CrowdFlower or Microworkers. Your peers will post some worker sandbox HITs at Milestone 1 Sandbox HITs.


Reflect on your experience as a worker on Mechanical Turk. What did you like? What did you dislike? Write it up on this wiki, as described here