Hi Lili!

December 22, 2009 at 9:32 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 14 Comments

Hey guys,

I just hired 50 people today. This is what they look like.

Question for any hackers reading this blog. . . does anyone have any other good crowdsourcing ideas? If so, please comment.

Crowdsourcing example


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  1. Steve:

    I’m considering using MT for a art project. But the “timing” of responses is important. How long after posting the HITs did you get responses, and over what interval did they arrive?

  2. So who won the innovative contest?

  3. This one won the contest: http://www.thestever.net/viewer.php?num=4

  4. You got to love the dude who took a pic making the L sign with his hand.

  5. How did you configure the image upload in your HIT?
    I cant get it to accept the file upload, when a worker uploads the image, Amazon only takes the file name but not the image itself.
    Any advise with that is greatly appreciated.

  6. Disregard, I did more searching and figured it out. 🙂

  7. Possible application – I wonder what I’d look like in a blue shirt … Mechanical-Turk, please show me 20 people who look like me (male, mid-30s, medium build, no facial hair, blond hair, etc.) wearing blue shirts. Perhaps this could be used by clothing retailers?

  8. wow….so many indians

  9. You spent $50 plus another $50 for reward. That is generous if you.

    The winner is cute. I think you were biased. 😉

    There are a few with same wall/background but their location varies from India to NY. It could be a coincidence.

    I read somewhere that a majority of mechanical turkers were Americans.
    I am surprised about the number of Indians. When you created the “HIT” did you specify US only qualification?

  10. > I’m considering using MT for a art project. But the “timing” of
    > responses is important. How long after posting the HITs did you get
    > responses, and over what interval did they arrive?
    From my experience, if you give a HIT 24 hours, most of the people who respond do it within the first 4 hours. I’ve had instances of it being fulfilled within the first 5 minutes, but many of them are bots (automated responses). Mechanical Turk is good, but you have to find a way to filter out the noise.

    > So who won the innovative contest?
    http://www.thestever.net/viewer.php?num=4

    > When you created the “HIT” did you specify US only qualification?
    No, I didn’t specify anything. this was an experiment so i want to open it up as much as possible, that’s how you learn. There was a lot of people who didn’t do the required task though.

  11. […] people say “hi”, for $1 each. Project launched via Amazon’s Mechanical […]

  12. I use it to hack porn access captchas.

  13. Have you seen http://www.CrowdFlower.com?

  14. The Lost Arts Of War…

    …an interestin post over at . . ….


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