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For a fistful of dollars: the weird and wonderful world of Fiverr

Posted on by Tommaso De Benetti

… recently, I’d have said that $5 was a pretty small sum. Then I discovered the amazing power of Fiverr.

Fiverr is an online community of users who offer to perform specific tasks (or “gigs”) for just $5. Some of these micro-services are straightforward: send in a portrait for a Photoshop makeover (guaranteed to reverse all 7 signs of aging); get some much-needed Likes for a barren Facebook page about hamsters. Other users are a bit more creative (though I do worry a little about …

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The secrets of Digitalkoot: Lessons learned crowdsourcing data entry to 50,000 people (for free)

Posted on by Tommaso De Benetti

As many of you will know, a few months ago Microtask and the National Library of Finland launched a project called Digitalkoot . Being the first Microtask-powered public service, Digitalkoot was a huge test for our crowdsourcing platform, the use of volunteers to complete microtasks, our ideas about gamification and rewards , and basically us as decent, upstanding …

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