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A Data-Driven Analysis of Workers' Earnings on Amazon Mechanical Turk
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The characteristics of tasks and working patterns that yield higher hourly wages are explored, and platform design and worker tools are informed to create a more positive future for crowd work.
Political Bots and the Manipulation of Public Opinion in Venezuela
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The tweeting, following and retweeting patterns for the accounts of prominent Venezuelan politicians and prominent Venezuelan bots are analyzed and it is found that bots generate a very small proportion of all the traffic about political life in Venezuela.
Botivist: Calling Volunteers to Action using Online Bots
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This work analyzes user behavior in response to being approached by bots with an activist purpose, and provides strong evidence for the value of this type of civic media, and derive design implications.
Mobilizing the Trump Train: Understanding Collective Action in a Political Trolling Community
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A quantitative longitudinal analysis of more than 16 million comments from one of the most popular and disruptive political trolling communities, the subreddit /r/The\_Donald (T\D), reveals that the most active employed distinct discursive strategies to mobilize participation, and deployed technical tools like bots to create a shared identity and sustain engagement.
Worker Demographics and Earnings on Amazon Mechanical Turk: An Exploratory Analysis
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It is shown that there is indeed wage gap; for example, workers in the U.S. earn $3.01/h while those in India earn $1.41/h, and the first data-driven analysis on wage gap on AMT is presented.
Daemo: A Self-Governed Crowdsourcing Marketplace
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This paper proposes a prototype task to improve the work quality and open-governance model to achieve equitable representation and envisage Daemo will enable workers to build sustainable careers and provide requesters with timely, quality labor for their businesses.
On How Deaf People Might Use Speech to Control Devices
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Two technical approaches are introduced for enabling DHH people to provide input to smart devices: human computation workflows for understanding "deaf speech," and mobile interfaces that can be instructed to speak on the user's behalf.
Participatory Militias: An Analysis of an Armed Movement's Online Audience
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This paper examines VXM's online mobilization strategies, and how its audience takes part in defining the narrative of this armed conflict, and describes the main conversation themes, post frequency and relationships with offline events and public figures.
Bring on Board New Enthusiasts! A Case Study of Impact of Wikipedia Art + Feminism Edit-A-Thon Events on Newcomers
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A case study on how organizing an offline co-located event over a short period of time contributes to involving newcomers in the online community and results show that such offline events are successful in attracting a large number of newcomers; however, retention of the newcomers stays as a challenge.
Audience Participation Games: Blurring the Line Between Player and Spectator
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This work developed several versions of two prototype games as design probes to develop a framework for audience motivations and participation styles, to explore ways in which mechanics can affect audience members' sense of agency, and to identify promising design spaces.
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