Media Coverage

DKultur: The cloud workers

Cloud computing – the next revolution in the world of employment – by Peter Kessen

A gigantic data cloud is gathering over working mankind. Cloud computing, the outsourcing of data, programs and services in and through enormous data centers is regarded as the coming revolution in the world of employment.
Listen to the radio feature (in German)

horads: Online jobs for students

Are you familiar with this feeling? At the beginning of term you are motivated and ready to put a lot of work into university. But how can you spur yourself on until the end of term? One new possibility could be crowdsourcing. What’s behind it? Listen to the radio interview (in German)

ZDF Blog: We are the robots

You can earn extra money with microjobs on or , however, the tasks are mainly in the text sector. Founded in 2005, the Clickworker system provides a variety of job opportunities. There are currently 310,000 jobbers registered with Clickworker. According to company particulars, approximately 100,000 are from Germany.

According to company spokeswoman Ines Maione, “most of the jobs are in the text creation, web research and categorization sectors.” The texts are generally descriptions of products or offers and consist of 200 – 400 words. Research jobs usually involve the verification or adjustment of existing addresses.
more… (in German)

Eldoradio: Crowdsourcing

Have you ever heard about crowdsourcing? Crowdsourcing involves dividing individual tasks into small parcels that are processed by a number of people on the Internet. Listen to eldoradio reporter Philipp Dienberg tell you why it’s worthwhile. Listen to the podcast (in German)

88news: Earn money with microjobs and Clickworker

The benefits are varied. For a start you aren’t dependent on only one provider or worker and are also well insured against loss of working hours due to illness. In addition, jobs can be processed much more quickly because numerous individuals are handling the project simultaneously. more… (in German)

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