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Anybody Can Get A Job....Online [Pic+]

The Amazon Mechanical Turk (MTurk) is a crowdsourcing Internet marketplace that enables individuals or businesses (known as Requesters) to co-ordinate the use of human intelligence to perform tasks that computers are currently unable to do. It is one of the sites of Amazon Web Services. The Requesters are able to post tasks known as HITs (Human Intelligence Tasks), such as choosing the best among several photographs of a store-front, writing product descriptions, or identifying performers on music CDs.

Workers (called Providers in Mechanical Turk's Terms of Service, or, more colloquially, Turkers) can then browse among existing tasks and complete them for a monetary payment set by the Requester. To place HITs, the requesting programs use an open Application Programming Interface, or the more limited MTurk Requester site.

Requester's are restricted to US-based entities. Requesters can ask that Workers fulfill Qualifications before engaging a task, and they can set up a test in order to verify the Qualification. They can also accept or reject the result sent by the Worker, which reflects on the Worker's reputation. Workers can have an address anywhere in the world. Payments for completing tasks can be redeemed on Amazon.com via gift certificate (gift certificates are the only payment option available to international workers, apart from India) or be later transferred to a Worker's U.S. bank account. Requesters, which are typically businesses, pay 10 percent of the price of successfully completed HITs to Amazon.

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With Amazon Mechanical Turk anyone can make a few extra bucks. If is definitely not a get rich scheme.

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Male, 50-59, Canada
 24381 Posts
Sunday, April 20, 2014 9:50:13 AM
@Afugy: Ok then, good system!

Some people spend tons on Amazon every month anyhow, lolz!

Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 197 Posts
Saturday, April 19, 2014 8:18:29 PM
I can spend the money (real money) on Amazon or deposit it right into my bank account. The money pays for my gambling, so what I spend doesn't come out of my real job.

Male, 50-59, Canada
 24381 Posts
Saturday, April 19, 2014 1:19:21 PM
Did I read it wrong, or does it pay in Amazon Credit?
And only for Americans *sigh*

Nice to know that @Afugy! Thanks for the first-hand info!

Male, 50-59, Europe
 4274 Posts
Saturday, April 19, 2014 8:15:21 AM
Sounds like hell for peanuts. A real job ... oh.

Male, 30-39, Europe
 890 Posts
Saturday, April 19, 2014 3:58:22 AM
What's with the obsession with silly job titles and bloody acronyms?

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