Deutsche Welle: Clickworker – Working from the “Cloud”

January 31, 2012
Deutsche Welle
Technology has changed the working world. Many people now receive orders and assignments via the Internet and do their work from home. The platform Clickworker uses an international pool of “clickworkers” to complete large advertising and media projects at home. Could this be the way we work in the future?
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heute.de: Customer Reviews: ordered propaganda?

December 22, 2011
heute.de
The secret is out: not every customer review found in online stores, or on review portals, come from a user who has actually tested the product themself. Good reviews simply increase sales. Thus, companies are always trying to move their products in a better light through fake product reviews.

Computerworld.ch: Paid Crowdsourcing: 100,000 new staff members

September 6, 2011
Computerworld CH
Contracting text writing, programming and other tasks to freelancers over the Internet, so-called “crowdsourcing,” is already par for the course in the American workforce. However, when allocating valuable tasks to a “crowd,” there are a few things to keep in mind. more… (in German)

Net against Nazis: From personal ads to anti-Semitic satire: Radical right-wing lifestyle on the web.

September 27, 2010
netz-gegen-nazis
When a neo-Nazis wants to learn more about how to interpret Adolf Hitler’s book: “Mein Kampf”, or if they are looking to meet a romantic partner but want to find someone who shares their extreme right wing views, like everyone else, they simply look on the internet.There is a growing infrastructure that caters to neo-Nazis and all aspects of the neo-Nazi lifestyle on the Internet. As a Clickworker, lead research campaign shows, this infrastructure isn’t even the main problem. Racist and anti-Semitic content can be found on non-radical right wing internet sites. more… (in German)