Talk:Amazon Mechanical Turk
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Out of date?
hi there, the wikipedia article cites some out of date sources (they are claimed to be obsolete by the author of the source). This: "According to a survey conducted through one MTurk HIT, Turkers are primarily located in the United States with demographics generally similar to the overall Internet population in the US." Uses this source : http://www.behind-the-enemy-lines.com/2008/03/mechanical-turk-demographics.html
In that link, the author of the source has alerted viewers that the results are obsolete and new results can be found here: http://www.behind-the-enemy-lines.com/2010/03/new-demographics-of-mechanical-turk.html — Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 05:15, 5 January 2012 (UTC)
mturk pays in more than store credit; they pay in actual money, see http://www.mturk.com/mturk/help?helpPage=gettingpaid -- money earned here can be transferred to a US bank account. They use amazon.com for account management, though, so this is an easy mistake to make. And I suspect that a lot of people will just leave the money in their amazon accounts anyway, since you can buy so much off of amazon these days. Izzycat 13:59, 15 November 2005 (UTC)
Just thought I'd point out that this has been used in the past to drive Wikipedia editing (it may still be in use, but I haven't seen it lately). See , . -- Gyrofrog (talk) 15:21, 25 February 2009 (UTC)
- Fresh report of its use to spam Wikipedia at Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Spam#Amazon_Turk_spam. -CliffC (talk) 02:59, 5 February 2011 (UTC)
The article describing Mechanical Turk Requesters as "computer programmers" is simply wrong.
A Mechanical Turk requester is simply someone that wants a job done. This can be writing a short article about a particular subject or it can be classifying products in a particular category. There's no reason why a requester needs to be classified as a computer programmer as computer programming is an unrelated field. I've done over 600 tasks for Mturk.
- "Computer programming (often shortened to programming or coding) is the process of designing, writing, testing, debugging, and maintaining the source code of computer programs." From the Wiki article. I agree, there's absolutely no reason to refer to Requesters as "programmers". Being able to use a web service makes you a programmer like being able to do your taxes makes you an economist. 184.108.40.206 (talk) 16:15, 11 June 2012 (UTC)
- Agree fully. "computer programmers" gives a false representation here, if you make a request or survey it requires about as much 'programming' as making a bowl of cereal requires cooking. Changing it to individuals and businesses, if someone has a better idea please replace it. Sulfurboy (talk) 11:00, 21 May 2013 (UTC)