Friday, January 12, 2007

More on the failure of Mechanical Turk

From the Read/Write Web: Still No Killer Apps For Amazon Mechanical Turk

So it looks like Mechanical Turk is struggling to get any real traction, which makes me wonder if all the initial hype about it was overblown?
There‘s not a darn thing wrong with the MT technology. What‘s broken is the way that Amazon has chosen to implement it. It‘s just more evidence that you can‘t buy your way to a community. When you do this you devalue the efforts of the truly committed, and no amount of money can buy passion.

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