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Turkers, despite the fact that half of them have at least one degree, are willing to work for peanuts. (Their median wage is about $1.40 an hour.) Most, indeed, seem to regard the tasks they are set as more like a paying hobby than an actual job.
BULLSHIT! I hate that major articles say this shit. ITS NOT TRUE! Not in the US or Canada anyways. I want to smack the writer of this article.
Why don't you clean up the language a little and post a comment under the article at The Economist's site? It will be read by a wide audience and give a public plug for good requesters (as University of Cambridge). Be sure and mention Turker Nation. Maybe we can get more requesters coming here.
Ever wonder what the speed of lightning would be if it didn't zigzag?