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The Gamification of Everything Is No Fun

1 month ago   |   By The New Republic

Earlier this year, the Builders
Association staged a virtual, interactive performance piece featuring an unlikely cast of characters: actual MTurk workers. Also known as “microworkers,” the turkers toil in a highly unregulated system, helping to make Amazon Web Services' online algorithms run more smoothly and efficiently. Many of those in the online performance shared that they earned only $30 to $40 a day completing rote tasks and that their payment was often withheld for nebulous reasons.
The “play”-if that is the right word for such an eerie encounter-was called I Agree to the Terms...
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