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When good feedback leaves a bad impression

When good feedback leaves a bad impression

Panagiotis Ipeirotis on the vagaries of semantic analysis and Mechanical Turk's quirks.

In a recent interview, NYU Professor Panagiotis Ipeirotis explained why a "good" online review is often perceived negatively. He also discussed Mechanical Turk's growing pains.

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Crowdsourcing specific microtasks

Since the first-ever Mechanical Turk meetup a year ago, there has been an explosion in crowdsourcing services and a well-attended conference in San Francisco. I remain enthusiastic about crowdsourcing, but the number of companies has me worried about quality of work. Fortunately specialization is already occurring, so for particular tasks there are companies out there ready to provide high-quality service….

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Mechanical Turk Best Practices

Mechanical Turk Best Practices

Last night, Dolores Labs hosted what was billed as the first-ever Mechanical Turk meetup, and I was fortunate enough to have been able to squeeze into what turned out to be a great series of presentations. While Amazon was the pioneer and remains the largest provider in the space, other services like Dolores Labs and Nathan Eagle’s txteagle have emerged to expand the pool of users and turks.

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