Milestone 1 jicsorcerers

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Hi, There!

This is JICsorcerers! We are students from Human Centered Design & Engineering at University of Washington.

So, why JICsorcers? J- Jordan, I- India, C- China. We are from different countries and we are working on building a better crowdsourcing platform together.


Experience the life of a Worker on Mechanical Turk

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

Yibo: I've worked on 3 different kinds of tasks. Quite a story...

Find the author's name and email address

In this task, I'm assigned for some online articles, some of them are sports review, some are about education, and so forth. There are authors from CNN, NPC, etc. Here are some features for this task.

  • $0.05 for each
  • Approximately 10 minutes for each, if it takes over 10 minutes, I'll skip it.
  • All author's emails are really hard to find, but some of them are not impossible. For example, I found the email of one journalist in the description of Youtube video she uploaded.
  • Most importantly, I feel this task is kind of immoral. I mean searching for other people's email address. Should there exist any control for the task?

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?