Why don't people do direct crowdsourcing on Mturk?

  1. Tealparadise profile image90
    Tealparadiseposted 5 years ago

    Why don't people do direct crowdsourcing on Mturk?

    Or at least only 1 level removed (e.g. using a service like MTURK or submitting to freelancer.com themselves)?  I don't understand how services like crowdflower and other Mturk "skimmers" stay in business.  What company says "Oh I could easily post this to Mturk myself... but instead I'd like to pay more, give the workers less, and use a middleman."  I have even seen tasks that I used to work, now being posted for about 50% of what the pay used to be, and the requester is now Crowdflower or similar instead of the actual company.

 
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