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Crimes against content: is crowdsourcing to hamsters a bridge too far?

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… might actually have been involved in the creation of sentences like “Microtask game using a hamster to sub-tasks: to help players build hamster bridge”. Which is actually entertainingly ironic: articles about Microtask’s system of distributed work are themselves being systematically disassembled by distributed workers. It’s like something out of a Cory Doctorow novel.

I guess the goal of this heinous content-crime is to produce bogus “original” material that search …

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