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This is an old page from Rod Begbie's blog.

It only exists in an attempt to prevent linkrot. No new content will be added to this site, and links and images are liable to be broken. Check out begbie.com to find where I'm posting stuff these days.

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November 3, 2010

Soylent: A Word Processor with a Crowd Inside

MS Word plugin which uses Mechanical Turk to crowdsource editing and proofreading inside the document you’re working on.

December 15, 2009

Happy Turkday, Hilary

“Birthday greetings outsourced to Mechanical Turk.” Amazing. A friend of Hilary Mason couldn’t decide what to write to wish her a happy birthday… so he paid Mechanical Turkers to write for him.

August 18, 2008

Amazing but True Cat Stories

The best use of Mechanical Turk so far: Paying people pennies to draw cats and supply cat stories.

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April 10, 2008

Ten Thousand Cents

Mechanical Turk project where users were paid $0.01 to draw a section of the $100 bill.

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January 10, 2007

O'Reilly Radar > TurkTunes?

Combine Amazon’s various webservices to create a “hum a song into a microphone and find out what it is” system. Most cunning feature: Using the “Mechanical Turk” artificial-artificial-intelligence service to use humans to identify your humming!

May 23, 2006

The Sheep Market

10,000 sheep, drawn by MTurk users, for $0.02 each.

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November 4, 2005

Amazon Mechanical Turk

Get paid for grunt-work that’s too complex for computers to deal with. Awesome name, and further proof that Amazon is really competing with Google, not buy.com.

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About This Site

This is an archive of groovmother.com, the old blog run by Rod Begbie — A Scottish geek who lives in San Francisco, CA.

I'm the co-founder of Sōsh, your handy-dandy guide for things to do in San Francisco this weekend.