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New Mechanical Turk HITS: Help McCann Erickson Find Some Favorite Picks

McCann Erickson is using the Mechanical Turk to collect information about people’s favorite locations around the United States. They’d like you to be as specific as possible, about places that you have actually visited. They are looking for the places that other people don’t always know about. The secret local hangout, or the place you […]

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New Mechanical Turk Resource Center

.quote20090501 { width: 80%; border: 1px dotted black; padding: 8px; margin-left: 60px; margin-bottom: 10px; } We’ve put together a Mechanical Turk Resource Center jam-packed with interesting and useful information. You can start by reading about How Mechanical Turk Can Help Your Business. Then you can read about how requesters are using Mechanical Turk on our […]

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Solve for Efficiency With Amazon Mechanical Turk

This is a quick post about another great use of Amazon Mechanical Turk. Over on Friend Feed Jean-Claude Bradley posted a blog post called Mechanical Turk Does Solubility on Google Spreadsheet, which talks about using Mechanical Turk to process solubility data for the Open Notebook Science Challenge. What I believe is revolutionary here is that […]

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New Amazon Mechanical Turk Features…

The Amazon Mechanical Turk team has been hard at work on a couple of important new features: credit card funding and transaction history. Both of these features are available from the Your Account page. With the debut of credit card funding, Mechanical Turk Requesters (the people and organizations who create the HITS) can instantly add […]

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Update on the Search for Steve Fossett (Update 3)

Update 3 We know many of you are anxious to learn what happened to your search submissions. Full details on areas screened and passed on to the Steve Fossett Search and Rescue team are at: s3.amazonaws.com/fossett/index.html. Important Update2! Thanks for the great feedback. We found this great tool for submitting your coordinates manually – http://www.violentskies.com/search-for-steve-fossett/index.html. […]

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Help Find Steve Fossett

Please help find Steve Fossett! Steve’s disappearance has been all over the news, but so far no trace of him has been found. You can help search, by using Amazon Mechanical Turk. Several organizations have pulled together to use recent satellite imagery for this effort. The image on the right-hand side of this page is […]

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Some Cool HITs

There are some really interesting Mechanical Turk HITs available right now. Using a Flash application which is actually embedded in the body of the HIT, workers tag a sequential series of images to denote the presence of certain road features — yellow lines, manholes, drains, bollards, and pedestrian crossings. Read more about these HITs at […]

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New Mechanical Turk Getting Started Guide

A new version of the Mechanical Turk Getting Started Guide is now available. This all-new document includes code samples in 6 programming languages: Java with SOAP C# with SOAP Perl with REST PHP with REST Python with REST and SOAP Ruby with REST and SOAP The samples are also available in the downloads section of […]

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Sheep Market Thesis

Aaron Koblin, developer of The Sheep Market, has published his thesis as a Word document: The Sheep Market: Two Cents Worth. It is fun to read, with some very far-ranging references and some entertaining diversions. It is interesting to read about Aaron’s hesitancy to be just a cog in a machine, then to see him […]

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This guy really likes the Mechanical Turk

Ok readers, let’s make this guy a star: Of course, this video was itself the product of a Mechanical Turk HIT that paid $8 to the star. If you would like to star in a video of your own, there are some $10 “Make a 5 Minute Movie” HITs in there right now (that link […]

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