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Experience the life of a Worker on Mechanical Turk

What do you think can be improved about the system?

  • The worker doing manual task of entering data and putting it in a webform might be boring after so many repetitions. So having options to mixing it up with a HIT tasks might be an interesting idea to explore.
  • Building systems and tasks that not only collects data but also coaches it workers to be skillful in new tasks and doing it faster and better. Ex : Any web crawling based tasks, the worker has to open a new tab get the data and writing about it on a new tab can kill some time.
  • There is no minimum wage set by the amazon turk system. Following the state and country laws for minimum wage will be good for both workers and requesters. We think having uber pricing model is better.
  • In the current system, If the result is not adequate, the job is rejected and the requester is not required to pay. Tailoring the models to have partial pay will be encouraging to workers.


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. If you're from outside the USA and unable to access MTurk, you can try the MTurk requester sandbox, or CrowdFlower or Microworkers or Clickworker

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?

Daemo

  • 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?

Milestone Contributors

Slack usernames of all who helped create this wiki page submission: @kessyena, @reneelin, @mahsa, @marim_g