Amazon has created a marketplace of workers for micro-tasks, by organizing small tasks or jobs up for bid (or out in an open call and typically using the internet) to a distributed human population. Regular individuals, like you or myself, volunteer themselves as a micro-task worker for a variety of reasons, such as a source of secondary income, for fun or as a hobby. Once registered, micro-task workers can browse various jobs up for bid similar to an online job board. Users can search for keywords, read job descriptions, and once a job is selected, they will be re-directed to complete the task or Human Intelligence Task (HIT).
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