Welcome aboard!

January 6, 2012 clickworker blog 11 Comments

We would like to introduce one of our newest members to the Clickworker family. Andrew is a new support team member who recently graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison with a BA in German language. He lived abroad in Freiburg, Germany for two years where he studied German and renewable energy implementation. At Clickworker, Andrew answers support questions from our San Francisco office, helping to make our clickworker support nearly 24 hours. Additionally, he is responsible for creating Clickworker Campaigns to engage the crowd and enhance the clickworker community. Take a look at his bio below and join us in welcoming him to the team!

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Crowdsourcing against sexual harassment

October 27, 2011 clickworker blog 1 Comment

Sadly, sexual harassment is a daily occurrence in Egypt. Unbelievable but true – there has been no explanation yet. At the time of the Mubarak government, the blame was placed on most victims — claiming they were not “sufficiently veiled” and provoked men. The Internet portal Harassmap.org is using the principle of crowdsourcing to unite women to be heard.

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Publishing with Crowdfunding – Part I

October 12, 2011 clickworker blog 3 Comments
Become an Author: Crowdfund your Book Project

Crowdfund your Book ProjectAnyone who would like to write and publish their own book must first jump over some major hurdles. The creative process of actually writing the book is only the very beginning of every book project. From proofreading, graphic design and PR/marketing to printing and distribution – it takes a monstrous process before books hit the shelves of a bookstore. And each step of the way costs capital that is usually pre-financed by the author, publisher, and in some cases with sponsors.

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Clickworker – a secure way to work from home

October 7, 2011 clickworker blog 10 Comments
(written by R.B-W., Germany, Clickworker since February 2010)

A lot of people are looking for jobs that fit their lifestyle. Moms are looking for jobs they can perform without having to neglect their children, handicapped people appreciate being able to find work without being discriminated, and people living abroad are interested in jobs where they can use their native language. This, and a lot more, is what “Humangrid GmbH” or “Clickworker” stands for.

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Microtask Financing: We’re Clicking to the Top

September 1, 2011

The numbers are in and we are clicking to the top! The Daily Crowdsource has compiled a report on the investments pouring into crowdsourcing. In their recent article they visited questions such as, how much money is available in crowdsourcing and who is receiving it?

And Clickworker is proud to find itself at the top of the list! Listed as the top funded micro-task crowdsourcing firm, we would like to high-five our clickworkers and thank our supporters. With fantastic projects like the photo archiving for the George Eastman House and our newest creation SEOtextcreation.com Clickworker keeps the crowd cheering. Check out The Daily Crowdsource’s article to find out the current allocation of crowdsourcing capital and what other companies share our micro-task category.

Leading The Pack – Clickworker CEO, Wolfgang Kitza Crowned A Crowd Leader

August 10, 2011

Our CEO, Wolfgang Kitza, is proud to accept the invitation to join The Daily Crowdsource’s editorial group of innovative leaders and trendsetters known as Crowd Leaders. As a Crowd Leader Wolfgang will contribute his expertise and thoughts on news, controversy and trends in the realm of crowdsourcing. Stay tuned for his first piece. Friday’s article will be the first of three, which take a shrewd look at the emergence, heated debate and power of clicktivism.

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Weekly paychecks for all PayPal users – starting at 1 cent!

August 4, 2011 clickworker blog 37 Comments

paypalHas waiting four weeks for your money been a nuisance? Or do you work only occasionally as a clickworker and sometimes barely hit the $10 account minimum?

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What is Clickworker API anyway? – Pt. II

July 12, 2011

clickworker APIIn the first Techtalk article, I described the various ways a client can use the clickworker platform. In addition to our two main service avenues, Marketplace and Solutions team project development, we offer an automated order and result delivery system which presents many new benefits to clients, particularly for those with more complex orders. One primary benefit of this new system is clients no longer having to deal with the manual transferring of every data set via email or web browser and the manual retrieving of results. This can be completely automatized.

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From frustrated citizen to fellow citizen

May 27, 2011 clickworker blog 5 Comments

(written by Joachim Klöckner, Germany, Clickworker since February 2011)

That´s the change a few innovative citizen-participation websites are trying to effect. And, in a broad sense, they all utilize crowdsourcing to do it. I would like to introduce and explain these citizen resources as examples of creative and useful examples of crowdsourcing, which are making it possible for people to take part in politics.

direktzurkanzlerin.de makes it possible for Germans to pose questions to Chancellor Angela Merkel. If many people vote for a certain question to be answered, the Chancellor will respond directly. Readers have the possibility to rate each question and leave comments.

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What is Clickworker API anyway?

May 4, 2011 clickworker blog 4 Comments

Clickworker APIIn order to be able to offer clickworkers tasks to work and earn money, we first have to load tasks, along with their corresponding data, into our system. There are different ways our clients´ wishes can be fulfilled on our platform, and we´ve gone through a few variations.

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