Mechanical Turk

you’ve maybe already seen this … Manish Shah from karmaOne forwarding it to me:

Amazon’s Mechanical Turk

it is brilliant. you help the machines do work (in this case, determining what photos best represents a particular storefront and address) and Amazon will pay you a few cents every time your page is viewed.

i spent some time on it and matched 14 photos with address in San Mateo and i’ve made $0.39. given it took me about 20 minutes, that’s about $1.17/hr … much better then the wages in many developing countries. i can potentially see hundreds of people in these countries logging on the MTurk and making money in the future.

thanks Manish for passing this on…

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