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Jul 11
The faces of Mechanical Turk.
In 2008 Andy Baio offered users of Amazon’s Mechanical Turk Crowd-sourcing service 50 cents to:

Upload a photo of yourself holding a handwritten sign that says “I Turk for …”, filling out why you turk. For example, “I Turk for Cash,” “I Turk for My Kids,” “I Turk to Kill Time,” or whatever else you like. Be honest, be funny, be whatever you like.

This was (part of) the result.

The faces of Mechanical Turk.

In 2008 Andy Baio¬†offered¬†users of Amazon’s Mechanical Turk Crowd-sourcing service 50 cents to:

Upload a photo of yourself holding a handwritten sign that says “I Turk for …”, filling out why you turk. For example, “I Turk for Cash,” “I Turk for My Kids,” “I Turk to Kill Time,” or whatever else you like. Be honest, be funny, be whatever you like.

This was (part of) the result.


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