5555 likes for our Facebook Fanpage – Looking for a New Look!

26.05.2014 clickworker blog 15 Comments

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Yeah! Our Facebook Fanpage has just reached the magical number of 5555 “Likes”. That is not only a reason to celebrate, but also time for a little facelift.

Do you have creative talents and would you like to help us to jazz up our aging profile image? That would be great! Why not take part in our contest and design our new Facebook Profile Picture? The three Clickworkers whose images are most voted will receive cash prizes. The winner will receive 50€ and prizes of 30€ and 20€ are waiting for the Second and Third places. Read more

Crowdsourcing helps with Educational Games

Having fun and learning is a good combination. The so-called “serious games” prove that for gaming systems, computers, and cell phones. “Serious games” have been used in various areas for a long time now.

Too much to do and even forgotten the shopping list?

Stress management and memory-training apps such as BrainJogging are being integrated into the world of Smartphones. Recently, the “Stress Free” app was included in the National Health Service’s (NHS) list of acknowledged measures for health care. The app provides playfully easy instructions for different relaxation exercises that can restore inner balance if used correctly. Physical fitness can also be considerably improved with moving and sport games. It is even more fun to do it in groups. The gaming market has a huge range on offer including dancing, golf and yoga and even virtual sailing.
However, in some less amusing areas such as military training, games like Close Combat or VBS 1&2 (Virtual Battlespace System) are also being used by many Armed Forces around the world to practice manoeuvres and behaviours in military conflicts. Read more

Clickworker starts new SMS account verification system

08.05.2014 clickworker blog 16 Comments

Up until now it was easy to register at clickworker.com without any verification of the personal data. Unfortunately, this was sometimes used for criminal purposes where some people registered with false details just to cause harm. Either they were working on projects they would normally not be authorised to do, thus falsifying the results, or they used their anonymity from their false information in order to submit bad work in large quantities on purpose.This type of behaviour not only damaged the reputation of clickworker.com with our clients, but also resulted in less tasks being available for carefully-working users. In order to prevent this type of behaviour in the future, we are introducing an account verification system via mobile number.

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