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August 06, 2007

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Uswim

For a good example of this, read the Wired article on the crowdsourcing effort to locate Jim Gray outside the Bay of San Francisco last winter :
http://www.wired.com/techbiz/people/magazine/15-08/ff_jimgray?currentPage=1

Uswim

For a good example of this, read the Wired article on the crowdsourcing effort to locate Jim Gray outside the Bay of San Francisco last winter :
http://www.wired.com/techbiz/people/magazine/15-08/ff_jimgray?currentPage=1

Jake Lockley

Great idea, poor execution.

Sounds good in principle, yeah! crowdsourcing, let's jump on the bandwagon! But if you look at the turk jobs unless you have no life or are so desperate you'll work for less than half of minimum wage, doing menial tasks that don't serve anyone but some company you've never heard of that offers services you'd never use, it's a waste. Services like Wiki's are crowdsourcing, I'm not sure what I'd label Amazon's Turk service. A virtual sweat shop is the best description I can think of.

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