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We're watching out for the crowd in crowdsourcing because nobody else seems to be. Turkopticon helps the people in the 'crowd' of crowdsourcing watch out for each other—because nobody else seems to be.
Almost half of the Mechanical Turk workers who wrote their Bill of Rights demanded protection from employers who take their work without paying. Team Turkopticon uses the power of minimally designed websites to be part of the ecology worker mutual aid -- an ecology that crucially includes the forums listed below.
Turkopticon lets you REPORT and AVOID shady employers.
snoogiebug from turkernation says, "if you do not have this please get it!!!! it does work and is worth it !!"
How Turkopticon works:
Turkopticon adds functionality to Amazon Mechanical Turk as you browse for HITs and review status of work you've done. As you browse HITs, Turkopticon places a button next to each requester and highlights requesters for whom there are reviews from other workers. Bad reviews let you avoid shady employers and good reviews help you find fair ones. You can view reports made against requesters with a quick click.
As you review HITs you've completed, are there HITs you weren't fairly paid for? Turkopticon adds a button that lets you review requesters from your "Status Detail" page.
Other Turking resources: