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Research Could Ensure That Crowd Work Becomes a Career Option, Not a Dead End


February 7, 2013

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Crowdsourcing is an effective way to mobilize people to accomplish tasks on a global scale, but some researchers fear that crowd work for pay could easily become the high-tech equivalent of a sweat shop. Trivial work for rock bottom pay isn't inevitable, however. Leading researchers in crowd work will outline a research agenda to make crowd work both intellectually and monetarily rewarding at the Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, Feb. 27 in San Antonio, TX.Full Story

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Carnegie Mellon University

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