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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

i have worked on mturk for about 2days and i've earned $2.0

Reflect on your experience as a worker on Mechanical Turk. What did you like? What did you dislike?

== Experience the life of a Requester on Mechanical Turk == requester helped me solve some hits.

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.

pros.

1.he core philosophy of Task Rabbit is that to outsource small jobs and tasks to other people in the vicinity. Examples include like getting daily groceries our launderies picked up from certain place and be delivered to the home,setting up Wifi Modems,getting plumbing service done etc.


cons. 2. It although offers help to individuals of a local community in getting jobs but also proves to be harmful for established business that are operating in the area as it reduces the labor rates and also affects their business economy.

Readings

MobileWorks

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

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mTurk shares many of the benefits of other crowd sourcing sites that is generally work is available whenever workers need , the requirements are having an internet connection and a decent computer in order to work. mTurk's use of qualifications is commendable. It is difficult to game this system, provided it is set up properly, which protects both turkers and requesters in the end.
  • What do you think can be improved about the system?

Better communication platform should be provided with respect to transparency and grievance redressal of the people

mClerk

  • What do you like about the system / what are its strengths?
The site's set-up is quite simple, easily navigated, and has barely changed in the years I have worked on mTurk. I like this because it is preferable to a site that is redesigned frequently, which could slow users down as they learn to navigate it.
  • What do you think can be improved about the system?

1. Better communication platform should be provided with respect to transparency and grievance redressal of the people.

2. Learning curve for the same should be made less steep by publishing online content , books or E-Books for the same.mTurk is not known commonly eve to many IT Professionals. If word about it spread more then there can be input of many ideas that can take place and steps for improvisation can be taken in this area.

3. Transparency among the Master's level should be made and certain policies for promotion to Master's level should be rolled out,so that there is not a feeling of dissatisfaction among those who are not promoted quickly.They must be able to know of their weak areas or other things so that they know what they are lagging and how to upgrade themselves.

Flash Teams

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

t allows you to quickly create teams, and the best features are elasticity and pipelining. You can get a project done within few hours, the implemented workflows are great which make the requester's job easier

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

Maybe allowing parallel runs for the same project within the same workflow would be a good idea, which means trying different approaches, in case one of them fails.