OUTSOURCING IN THE CLOUD

CrowdFlower.com and CloudCrowd.com are two sites where employers can go to outsource mundane or repetitive task, like entering and compiling addresses. CloudCrowd is the newest of the two and claims 100,000 workers, each of whom earn a credibility rating when a task is completed. Earnings are distributed through PayPal.

imageCloudCrowd has completed over half a million tasks, in such areas as Internet research, transcription, and data entry. Recent clients include the University of Southern California.

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