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Complexity Theory: Amazon’s Mechanical Turk is a disaster for crowdworkers

(and nothing will change that until the platform’s incentive structure is fixed)

Crowdsourcing, or sourcing a large number of contributions from an open group, is a model that has been used to support product development and the creation of common goods. When the contribution is paid labor, the contributors are called crowdworkers. Amazon’s Mechanical Turk is a platform where requesters can post tasks for crowdworkers, known as…
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