- I heard a Planet Money podcast recently on Amazon's Mechanical Turk program. The podcast hosts interviewed people who do tiny tasks for pennies apiece. I tweeted about it and got a response from people who help to make those workers' jobs better. What this shows is that research always happens in a community--and experts are usually willing to share what they know!
- — Jon Malesic (@JonMalesic)Sun, Feb 01 2015 13:33:29Ultimate in microjobs: get paid cents to do tasks computers can't do (yet). On a good day, make $10. #c269s15 http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2015/01/30/382657657/episode-600-the-people-inside-your-machine …
- — Kristy@TurkerNation (@TurkerNational)Sun, Feb 01 2015 19:38:07
- — Jon Malesic (@JonMalesic)Sun, Feb 01 2015 13:36:37Some workers in Amazon's Mechanical Turk are training computers to act more human & thereby render the MT program obsolete. #C269S15
- — Kristy@TurkerNation (@TurkerNational)Sun, Feb 01 2015 14:30:02@JonMalesic True, except it will never be obsolete. There are some things computers are likely never to do.
- Because the people I corresponded with were so helpful, I asked where I could learn more.
- — Jon Malesic (@JonMalesic)Sun, Feb 01 2015 20:49:08
- — Rochelle (@Rochelle)Sun, Feb 01 2015 21:05:00@JonMalesic @TurkerNational Talk to them! :) List of the MTurker forums: http://www.reddit.com/r/mturk/wiki/communities#wiki_general_forums …
Employment in Amazon's Mechanical Turk
Twitter is a really useful research tool, because it can easily put you in touch with people who know more about a subject than you do.
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