The Crowd is a Collaborative Network

@inproceedings{Gray2016TheCI,
  title={The Crowd is a Collaborative Network},
  author={Mary L. Gray and Siddharth Suri and Syed Shoaib Ali and Deepti Kulkarni},
  booktitle={CSCW},
  year={2016}
}
The main goal of this paper is to show that crowdworkers collaborate to fulfill technical and social needs left by the platform they work on. That is, crowdworkers are not the independent, autonomous workers they are often assumed to be, but instead work within a social network of other crowdworkers. Crowdworkers collaborate with members of their networks to 1) manage the administrative overhead associated with crowdwork, 2) find lucrative tasks and reputable employers and 3) recreate the… CONTINUE READING
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