Amazon’s Mechanical Turkers are college-educated millennials making less than minimum wage

Source: Noah Kulwin, Recode, July 11, 2016

Most Turkers make less than $5 an hour. Some Uber drivers earn $13.25 an hour on average. ….

…Amazon’s Mechanical Turk service is a low-cost method of outsourcing work that computers can’t do quite yet.

Or as a Gizmodo writer smartly put it, “It’s a job board where the pay is low and the jobs are dumb.” If you need something transcribed, documents sorted or another menial task performed, Mechanical Turk is the place to go. And according to new research from the Pew Center, the people around the world doing this “dumb” work are a lot more overqualified than you might think….