In a long post, Panos Ipeirotis suggests how Amazon should fix Mechanical Turk. The post ends with two tweets:
Is it worth trying to challenge MTurk? Luis von Ahn, looking at an earlier post of mine, tweeted:
MTurk is TINY (total market size is on the order of $1M/year): Doesn’t seem like it’s worth all the attention.
I will reply with a prior tweet of mine:
Mechanical Turk is for crowdsourcing what AltaVista was for search engines. We now wait to see who will be the Google.