Being a turker

  title={Being a turker},
  author={David B. Martin and Benjamin V. Hanrahan and Jacki O'Neill and Neha Gupta},
  journal={Proceedings of the 17th ACM conference on Computer supported cooperative work \& social computing},
Crowdsourcing is a key current topic in CSCW. We build upon findings of a few qualitative studies of crowdworkers. We conducted an ethnomethodological analysis of publicly available content on Turker Nation, a general forum for Amazon Mechanical Turk (AMT) users. Using forum data we provide novel depth and detail on how the Turker Nation members operate as economic actors, working out which Requesters and jobs are worthwhile to them. We show some of the key ways Turker Nation functions as a… 
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