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Featured #Podcast of the Week: “Business Story of the Day” Podcast – Mechanical Turk Workers: Secret Cogs In The Internet Marketplace

This section of our site is called “Featured Podcast of the Week”.

With so many podcasts that are out there these days, I thought I’d make it easier for you to find great content by featuring an episode from many of the great podcasts out there.

(NOTE: You can listen to other featured podcasts of the week by clicking here.)

The podcast for today is NPR’s “Business Story of the Day” Podcast.

Here’s the Description of the “Business Story of the Day” Podcast

npr's "business story of the day" podcast - turk workers

NPR’s top stories about business, money, Wall Street, companies, and the economy that you can’t miss. Subscribe to the Business Story of the Day RSS feed.

Here is the Episode Description

There are hundreds of thousands of people doing stuff to your Internet experience that you may think is the work of an algorithm. They’re working from home doing tiny tasks computers can’t quite do.

Why you will want to listen to it:

  • It’s a SHORT 5 minute episode
  • You’ll discover what a “Turk Worker” is
  • You’ll learn how they are doing all sorts of tasks online that only a human can do
  • How Amazon was an early part of this trend
  • How little or how much income some of them make each day
  • You’ll hear from actual Turk Workers about what the day in the life of one of these workers is really like
  • Some of the reasons why they are willing to do this type of work
  • And more


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