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Thread: The Crazy Hacks One Woman Used to Make Money on Mechanical Turk (clickbait title FTW)

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    The Crazy Hacks One Woman Used to Make Money on Mechanical Turk (clickbait title FTW)

    Amazon had not launched the Mechanical Turk platform with a promise to create work, in the way that Uber would later brag about adding “20,000 new driver jobs” to the economy every month. Rather, it had built the website as a way to integrate human intelligence with code—as a service for programmers. As TechCrunch’s founder put it shortly after the product launched: “[It] is brilliant because it will help application developers overcome certain types of problems (resulting in the possibility for new kinds of applications) and somewhat scary because I can’t get the Matrix-we-are-all-plugged-into-a-machine vision out of my head.” He called the workers who would be plugged into this Matrix “Volunteers.”

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    The story has now made it to FARK. May the book and movie deals follow!

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