Exploring microwork opportunities through cybercafés

Abstract

Microwork in cybercafés is a promising tool for poverty alleviation. Using experiments in three cafes in Pune, India, and two cafes in Nairobi, Kenya, we investigate questions of practical feasibility. In surveys, 99% of potential workers do want the work. In addition, measured typing speeds support pay rates several times the local median pay. We… (More)
DOI: 10.1145/2160601.2160628
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