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Association for Computing Machinery

Magazine: Winter 2010 | Volume 17, No. 2

Names on the page<br />XRDS, networking and you

DEPARTMENT: Letter from the editor

Names on the page
XRDS, networking and you

By Chris Harrison

HTML | In the Digital Library
Tags: GENERAL

Inbox

DEPARTMENT: Inbox

Inbox

By XRDS Staff

HTML | In the Digital Library
Tags: GENERAL, MISCELLANEOUS

Human computation and crowdsourcing

DEPARTMENT: INIT: Issue Introduction

Human computation and crowdsourcing

By Michael Bernstein, Inbal Talgam-Cohen

HTML | In the Digital Library
Tags: GENERAL

ACM career and job center

COLUMN: Benefit

ACM career and job center

By Daniel Gooch

HTML | In the Digital Library
Tags: REFERENCE

Establishing an ACM student chapter<br />activity ideas for university groups

Massive multiplayer human computation for fun, money, and survival

SECTION: Features

Massive multiplayer human computation for fun, money, and survival

Labor-on-demand---it's like cloud computing but with human workers.

By Lukas Biewald

HTML | In the Digital Library
Tags: General, User/Machine Systems

Analyzing the Amazon Mechanical Turk marketplace

Analyzing the Amazon Mechanical Turk marketplace

An associate professor at New York Universitys Stern School of Business uncovers answers about who are the employers in paid crowdsourcing, what tasks they post, and how much they pay.

By Panagiotis G. Ipeirotis

HTML | In the Digital Library
Tags: User/Machine Systems

Crowdsourcing, collaboration and creativity

While many organizations turn to human computation labor markets for jobs with black-or-white solutions, there is vast potential in asking these workers for original thought and innovation.

By Aniket Kittur

HTML | In the Digital Library
Tags: Evaluation/methodology, Theory and methods, Web-based interaction

Heads in the cloud

Heads in the cloud

A professor and several PhD students at MIT examine the challenges and opportunities in human computation.

By Robert C. Miller, Greg Little, Michael Bernstein, Jeffrey P. Bigham, Lydia B. Chilton, Max Goldman, John J. Horton, Rajeev Nayak

HTML | In the Digital Library
Tags: Graphical user interfaces, User/Machine Systems

Mathematics for the masses

Mathematics for the masses

Can human computation bring together people from diverse backgrounds to solve age-old math problems?

By Jason Dyer

HTML | In the Digital Library
Tags: Computer Uses in Education, Organizational Impacts

An introduction to human-guided search

An introduction to human-guided search

Can people help computers solve challenging optimization problems?

By Michael Mitzenmacher

HTML | In the Digital Library
Tags: Optimization, User/Machine Systems

Beyond freebird

Beyond freebird

Exploring Twitter and live events by structure and context can shed light on what people think.

By David A. Shamma

HTML | In the Digital Library
Tags: Collaborative computing, Synchronous interaction, Video

Ethics and tactics of professional crowdwork

Ethics and tactics of professional crowdwork

Paid crowd workers are not just an API call---but all too often, they are treated like one.

By M. Six Silberman, Lilly Irani, Joel Ross

HTML | In the Digital Library
Tags: Miscellaneous, Social Issues, User/Machine Systems

Games for extracting randomness

Games for extracting randomness

Two computer scientists have created a video game about mice and elephants that can make computer encryption properly secure---as long as you play it randomly.

By Ran Halprin, Moni Naor

HTML | In the Digital Library
Tags: General

Profile Luis von Ahn

Running the turk

Running the turk

To find out how Amazon.com runs its marketplace for crowdsourced labor, we spoke to the vice president at the company responsible for it.

By Nelson Zhang

HTML | In the Digital Library
Tags: Social Issues, User/Machine Systems

FXPAL---an interdisciplinary lab<br />Palo Alto, California

COLUMN: Back

The brain

By James Stanier

HTML | In the Digital Library
Tags: REFERENCE