Thursday, January 18, 2007

eMail from Amazon

I haven't gotten any eMail from Amazon about The Mechanical Turk for months, but last week I got one telling me about new hits available. The Geospatial Vision hits look very interesting, but also somewhat time consuming, especially for $0.08 a hit. I'm sure my little buddy Eric will be all over them, but he's desperately trying to avoid getting a real job anyway. I checked too late to see what the Enrovia Research hits were like. They must have been pretty good since there don't appear to be any available today.

Monday, January 08, 2007

MTurk Mentioned on

The Mechanical Turk was mentioned in an article on by Liz Pulliam Weston that talked about jobs you can do from home. As usual, they made MTurk sound like a great idea, but then pointed out the truth that most jobs there just don't pay very well.

Personally, I've been scanning the available hits every few weeks myself and there's just doesn't seem like there's much worth doing out there right now. Still no "killer apps," which has plagued the project since the beginning.