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More Companies Turning To Virtual Employees
document Cloud Labor

Technical skills continue to be hot commodities, and for 2012, here's what Elance predicts the 10 most promising online careers will be: Software Developer Visual Designer...

Sebastian BlancaFeb 14, 2012 07:52 am GMT2594 views
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More Companies Turning To Virtual Employees
vWorker
site Cloud Labor / Freelance Platforms

vWorker.com is an online marketplace that allows employers to hire and manage virtual workers who work for various business and personal projects, including computer programming, writing, graphic...

Archenette EvangelioDec 11, 2010 04:25 pm GMT2303 views
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vWorker
World Bank Virtual Economy Report: Secondary Markets Worth $3 Billion
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A new study by the World Bank Group’s infoDev program shows that virtual online currencies and digital work now provide real income opportunities to poor and unskilled workers in developing...

Benjamin FosselApr 10, 2011 06:41 am GMT2247 views
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World Bank Virtual Economy Report: Secondary Markets Worth $3 Billion
No Office? 4 Secrets for Managing Virtual Workers
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Tongal also advises that employers should provide the opportunity for remote workers to be physically present whenever they feel the urge. "This has worked wonders for us, both with the...

Jason RobbinsMay 21, 2013 08:07 am GMT1037 views
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No Office? 4 Secrets for Managing Virtual Workers
Outsourcing Via The Crowd
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vWorker’s trialsourcing on-the-job evaluations are a first in the virtual employment industry and should help the company differentiate itself from the common virtual worker crowd. Both new...

Jayne AnnJan 01, 2012 04:51 am GMT2806 views
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Outsourcing Via The Crowd
Tech Company CrowdFlower Denies Labor Violation
article Cloud Labor

CrowdFlower, a tech company based in the Mission District, boasts on its website of having “The World’s Largest Workforce,” performing hundreds of millions of tasks for web-based client companies....

Luis Enrique MoralesDec 04, 2012 11:47 pm GMT2609 views
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Tech Company CrowdFlower Denies Labor Violation
Workers of the World Wide Web unite, Amazon's Mechanical Turk labor force is finding ways to organize
article Cloud Labor

Mechanical Turk is one of the biggest crowdsourcing engines on the Web, enabling entrepreneurs to quickly assemble and disassemble virtual factories filled with online workers that can do the...

Samuel BennettJun 28, 2013 05:50 am GMT1319 views
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Workers of the World Wide Web unite, Amazon's Mechanical Turk labor force is finding ways to organize
Knowledge Map of the Virtual Economy
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A growing number of crowdsourcing and “microwork” platforms employ unskilled workers in digital tasks ranging from pattern recognition to data input. This “virtual economy” of digital goods and...

Benjamin FosselApr 10, 2011 07:19 am GMT1741 views
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Knowledge Map of the Virtual Economy
Working the Crowd: Employment and Labor Law in the Crowdsourcing Industry
document Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

Crowdsourcing relies on the crowd for its very existence. Legal intervention can only buttress and protect the organized efforts of crowd workers; it cannot replace those efforts. If crowd workers...

Rebecca GutierrezApr 23, 2011 03:17 am GMT7627 views
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Working the Crowd: Employment and Labor Law in the Crowdsourcing Industry
Crowd Guru
site Cloud Labor / Expert-tasks

At Crowd Guru, complex projects are broken down into simple tasks and are distributed to online workers or "gurus" who work 24/7 to get these tasks done. Business owners are assured of...

Archenette EvangelioJun 17, 2011 07:14 am GMT3366 views
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Crowd Guru
The Real Minimum Wage
document Cloud Labor, Distributed Knowledge

Some Americans settled for a shockingly low 25 cents an hour—while counterparts in nations like India and the Philippines expected multiples more. Of course, the results also partly reflect how...

Fritz SchaeferJun 28, 2011 01:40 am GMT4953 views
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The Real Minimum Wage
Crowdsource E-Discovery Evidence
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CrowdFlower is not the only company engaging legions of Internet workers. CrowdFlower’s distinguishing secret sauce is its quality-control technology (algorithms and procedures) for filtering and...

Harshida PatelOct 29, 2011 01:57 am GMT2256 views
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Crowdsource E-Discovery Evidence
Backed By Andreessen, Virtual Workforce MobileWorks Completes 1M Tasks For Startups In 1st Year
document Cloud Labor

MobileWorks automatically identifies its brainiest members and calls on them to manage the rest of the crowd, with the top one percent of the workforce being able to review everybody’s performance,...

Samuel BennettAug 15, 2012 11:00 am GMT1218 views
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Backed By Andreessen, Virtual Workforce MobileWorks Completes 1M Tasks For Startups In 1st Year
Crowdsourcing for Disasters
Cloud Labor

Jared Fletcher and Carly Kaplan of Arise Virtual Solutions write in with a guest post about how crowdsourcing helps businesses to stay flexible and remain uninterrupted by mother nature.

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Crowdsourcing.orgJan 27, 2014 07:13 pm GMT4688 views
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CloudCrowd
site Cloud Labor / Micro-tasks

CloudCrowd offers labor as a service through 24*7 labor-on-demand. CloudCrowd helps companies reduce costs and increase efficiency by breaking large projects into smaller tasks and distributing...

Carl EspostiOct 07, 2010 06:20 am GMT3325 views
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CloudCrowd
Twelve Sites That Will Put You to Work Now: CloudCrowd
document Tools

Whenever a project is given to CloudCrowd, they break it down into a smaller set of tasks that workers can complete using the company's Facebook application. So, get those Facebook accounts...

Luis Enrique MoralesFeb 03, 2011 10:36 am GMT4758 views
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Twelve Sites That Will Put You to Work Now: CloudCrowd
The case for and against crowdsourcing (part 2)

In the first part of this article I described which types of crowdsourcing currently exist and the benefits of crowdsourcing. In part two, I now explore some of the drawbacks of crowdsourcing.

 

There are a number of key issues to consider when conducting a crowdsourcing project that have the potential to materially impact the outcome. The potential drawbacks of crowdsourcing often stem from the fact that in crowdsourcing initiatives, online volunteers instead of companies own staff members are executing the work. The use of ‘outside’ workers can present some challenges which I'm going to explore accross the following areas to highlight the potential drawbacks of working with crowds.

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Irma BorstMar 04, 2011 07:29 pm GMT5110 views
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Crowdsourcing Industry Taxonomy Definitions by Crowdsourcing.org
Distributed Knowledge

The Crowdsourcing Industry Taxonomy (V2) is the result of primary research, facilitated by Crowdsourcing.org, involving a team of expert volunteers. The team identified seven distinguishably unique categories of crowdsourcing.  These top level categories are: Open Innovation, Community Building, Collective Creativity, Civic Engagement, Collective Knowledge, Crowdfunding and Cloud Labor.


 

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Carl EspostiMar 13, 2011 12:51 am GMT8376 views
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Crowdsourcing: The New Comparative Advantage?

In a world changing so quickly, new models for work will and must emerge. Growing labor forces in India and China, democratic expansions that allows more individual choice, lower friction in work moving across the globe in milliseconds instead of months, and more interconnected people and problems -- all drive the need for more than just subtle shifts in collaboration and creation. The cutting edge -- where technology like "the cloud" and virtual goods themselves are invented, constructed, and consumed -- must be a leader in this change.

 

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Narinder SinghMar 18, 2011 03:58 am GMT5554 views
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MediaPiston
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Founded in 2010, MediaPiston has demonstrated solid and steady growth by focusing on producing top-quality results for customers, and by building an effective and efficient online interface for...

Luis Enrique MoralesMar 20, 2011 05:18 am GMT6979 views
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MediaPiston
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