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Short Stories About Tiny Tasks: the Microtask Book

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… of mobile and desktop browser. This edition comes with some cool social features, so please feel free to share it and join the conversation. You can also download a generic 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

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Free from the chains: how crowdfunding is changing game development

Posted on by Tommaso De Benetti

For most new ventures, the funding process is the most malignant of the many necessary evils they have to overcome. For months, if not years, they must devote a huge portion of their resources towards one single goal: getting enough cash to carry on operations. When funders are enlightened and things go right, the payback can be huge. But when innovative, good ideas are met …

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MOG: the day the music gamified

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… are no happy endings. Today’s young people have grown up listening (legally and illegally) to free music. Most 16-year-olds seem to think unlimited downloads are a basic human right. Sometimes it seems like Apple shareholders are the only ones who make a decent living from the industry anymore.

The recent Spotify-Facebook deal has pumped up the volume of online debate. Since the “deep integration” of the two companies was announced, Spotify has gained 1 million users and, …

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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 …


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

Posted on by Tommaso De Benetti

… 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 fundraising for the island or zeppelin-mounted death ray I’ve been saving for. It’s just that in some countries we can’t price it at zero.

Alternatively, you can also …

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