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It’s finally here. But does it live up to expectations?

Posted on by Tommaso De Benetti

… collection of our favorite Microtask blogs, is also available as an ebook from the Amazon Kindle Store and iBooks (see sidebar for more links).

As expected, pricing starts at $199 for the… OK, actually, there are some pricing issues. We wanted the book to be free. However, due to the territorial policies of Amazon, you might see it with a price tag of 0,89€ or more, depending on which URL and account you use to access the Kindle Store. Rest assured that this charge is not …

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See hear: crowdsourced subtitles for everyday life

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… for travelers who don’t speak the local language. The researchers plan to launch a smartphone app called Legion:Scribe this October, which will help you pay too much for souvenirs in almost any language you can think of.

The possibilities are truly exciting. The app could transform your smartphone into a Star Trek-style Universal Translator, letting you talk to absolutely anyone. If the researchers manage to hit their goal of a near-instant transcription, you could even watch a play, …

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Short Stories About Tiny Tasks: the Microtask Book

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… ePub version. Shortly, we will also make it available from the Amazon Kindle and the iBook Store, but don’t hold your breath, as this might take a few weeks.

Finally, if you’re more of a pipe-smoking lover of the good old dead-tree format, send us an email at info@microtask.com. We are happy to post you a free paper copy.

Whatever format you choose, we hope you enjoy it!

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Can crowdsourcing be used as a tool for evil?

Posted on by Tommaso De Benetti

… year, in which groups of thieves, coordinating via Twitter, contrived to show up at a certain store at a certain time to rob the place. A few of them were caught, but most got away (if you’re a store owner, what are you going to do when 30 people proceed to simultaneously overpower you, rob you, and then run away in 30 different directions?)

I could see a criminal mastermind (one who’s fond of wearing a Zoot suit and a monocle, and stroking a pink ferret) logging onto …

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Food52: a recipe for crowdsourcing success?

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… with US health food giant Whole Foods. They have also just launched a Holiday Cookbook iPad app. It’s still early days but, for now, Food52 seems to have cornered the market in “cooking social”.

Tags: Amanda Hesser App Store Cook crowd crowdsourcing Food Food52 Merrill Stubbs microwork new york times

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