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1.MobileWorks provides a robust crowdsourcing platform which reaches even the masses. It's easily accessible and affordable.
  
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=== Flash Teams ===
 
=== Flash Teams ===

Revision as of 13:55, 4 March 2015

cder's submission for Milestone 1

Experience the life of a Worker on Mechanical Turk

Experience -

Like

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Dislike

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Neutral

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Improvement Areas

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In Conclusion

The two features that a new crowd sourcing site needs, in my opinion, are:

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Experience the life of a Requester on Mechanical Turk

Experience -

What did you like?

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What did you dislike?

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The CSV file of my results may be found here.[].

Explore alternative crowd-labor markets

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


Pros and Cons of TaskRabbit :

Pros:

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Cons:

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Pros and Cons of oDesk:

Pros :

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Cons:

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Pros and Cons of GalaxyZoo:

Pros :

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Cons:

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Comparison with mTurk:

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Readings

MobileWorks

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

Ans:

1.MobileWorks provides a robust crowdsourcing platform which reaches even the masses. It's easily accessible and affordable.

2.Sets minimum wages for its workers which is decided on the basis of the cost of living in a particular country . A manager is assigned to each worker who assigns him/her some tasks and there are opportunities to ascend the corporate ladder unlike MTurk.

3.Mobile Works has made crowdsourcing and computer program integration possible which makes the tasks do-able in a short period of time efficiently.

4.One step step ahead of Mechanical Turk (which pays the worker to a do a moot task for a lesser wage) as it even pays a fair wage to the worker to ensure higher quality service.

5.Ensures employment to millions of people all over the world "including the veterans" enabling them to earn income in a virtual office without incurring any travel cost.

6.Provides employment to people who are less likely to get a job and connects with the third party organizations to give them a virtual workforce in order to to get their tasks completed on-time.


2. What do you think can be improved about the system?

Ans: 1.Since the quality of the worker response depends on the network connectivity and screen size, some incentive should be given to the workers who have an optimum screen size and optimum connectivity so that the workers are willing to work in a more efficient manner and produce results which have higher accuracy.

2.This platform should work on providing a real time response to the workers by allowing posting of high priority tasks to the front of

the task queue which motivates them to work for  a longer time .

3.The technology should have support for local languages so that greater number of people can participate.


mClerk

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

Ans:

1.mClerk is a mobile based crowdsourcing platforms which helps workers earn money via an affordable channel- the SMS.

Since internet accessibility is much less than a low-end mobile  phone's SMS facility it reaches a huge number of people .

2. It was the first system which digitized the local-language text and utilized picture SMS.

3. this platform lifts up the youth and helps the low income workers become a part of the global level platform by providing them with supplementary income . and establishes a link between modern and backward society .

4. Other perks are also given to workers apart from money including free SMS schemes and free recharge.

5. Ease of usage and signup - The usage of mobile and giving a missed call rather than filling a signup form to create a new user is easier .

6. it spread across diverse communities irrespective of the social and economic barriers.

The features that led to it's success are: a.The users who were involved in occupations that provided them free time and social interaction opportunities. b.Regular feedbacks and motivational messages sent to the user . c.Leaderboards which were effective in improving the social value of the system and usage.

2. What do you think can be improved about the system?

Ans:

1.This has not been popular that much because the poor people cant have that much of access to computers/internet and because of the language barrier.Incentives should be given to the users to deal with this problem.

2.Many users fail to respond in their own native languages via SMS which might create confusion ;to deal with this problem audio translators should be made available on this

platform so that people are able to respond and receive messages in their native language easily and they don't have to deal with the burden of learning to write in English .

3.Limited number of tasks can be achieved via SMS, it's not scalable.

Flash Teams

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

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2. What do you think can be improved about the system?

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