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Experience the life of a Worker on Mechanical Turk

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

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:

These markets have different work, including more skilled jobs and interesting ones. The user interface is much nicer than mTurks.


Readings

MobileWorks

Its strengths:

1. Good Accuracy

2. Employment

3. Ease of Access through mobile and for users with low bandwidth internet.


What can be improved about the system?

1. It can make more kinds of work available besides OCR.


mClerk

Its strengths:

1. Accessibility (Internet not needed)

2. Non English Tasks

3. Accurate Enough

4. More pay compared to MobileWorks


What can be improved about the system?

1. Other Payment Methods: Only mobile recharge is not really that useful for workers.


Flash Teams

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

1. Organized way of doing things

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