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Experience the life of a Worker on Mechanical Turk

What did you like?

- A high number of hits were available for workers without qualifications

- Most tasks seemed quite simple and easy to do, the amount to be earned was also quite evident

- Approval rate was quicker than others

What did you dislike?

- I was able to work for a few hits on mturk however, later I recieved an email stating my worker status was not approved and I wouldn't be receiving anything!

- Usability wise, I found it tough to use

- The website itself looks very dated and unappealing. It could be visually designed much better

- Hits can be accepted if you click on hits in this group and that is not evident. It is frustrating without accept button upfront in the listing

- Search options are too small

- Too much time taken to find and finish appropriate hits

What do you think can be improved about the system?

- The layout should be more user friendly and visually appealing.

- The layout should follow design guidelines that ensure better usability and readability

- Repeated posts should be avoided.

Experience the life of a Requester on Mechanical Turk

What did you like?

- Nothing as Mturk sandbox closed my account and did not allow me to post

What did you dislike?

- Unable to post a request even to sandbox because mturk did not approve my account after I had already worked on hits

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What did you like?

- Creating my profile was very simple and easy. I could add qualifications and choose the kind of area I wanted to work in

- Availability of Tests in order to help workers prove their qualifications and requesters to find genuine workers

- Worker can indicate availability and rate

- Features like time tracker to help resolve issues between requesters and workers

What did you dislike?

- Newbies are inherently stuck. Without certain qualifications , it is very tough to find a job

- Task effort is not taken into consideration when setting an amount

- Too much wait time for an account to be approved



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

- Unlike Mturk, mobileworks is aimed at people whose literacy levels are lower. From a social pov, these people are more in need of the money and hence this is a very good platform for low level workers to earn money - Designed for low resolution cell phones and to work on slow data which enables users from various economic backgrounds to use the platform to earn money - Due to the ability to finish higher number of tasks, users could earn more money - High penetration in countries like India and in rural areas too

What do you think can be improved about the system?

- Quality rating system may discourage users who are not necessarily native english speakers, a low score can also decrease their reputation. This system must be looked into and consider various aspects before grading a worker