THE NEW WEB SLAVES: AMAZON’S MECHANICAL TURK
How Internet giants are circumventing labour legislation
Iconographic search for $0.05/hr. Translation jobs at $0.02/hr.
The giants of the net have found a simple way to circumvent labor laws: they have invented the micro-jobs. Simple tasks with even simpler wages, i.e. a few cents without the paperwork. A trick that allows them to bypass the law regardless of the country of origin of the Internet employer, and which takes its inspiration from a 18th century scam called the "Mechanical Turk".