Making Money with the Amazon Mechanical Turk
Salon has published “I Make $1.45 a Week and I Love It“, a very interesting article on the Amazon Mechanical Turk. You will need to watch a short ad in order to read the entire article.
The article covers the historic origin of the Mechanical Turk name, Amazon’s rollout of the web site, and requesters like Casting Words and Efficient Frontier, then reviews comments that they have collected from several members of the worker community.
The comments from the worker community are very interesting and reveal the motivations behind the people who process the HITs.