Clickworker signs up Swink.tv for its Mechanical Turk competitor

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Clickworker.com (Humangrid), the European paid crowdsourcing platform and a competitor to Amazon’s Mechanical Turk, has picked up a new client: U.S. high-school sports media network Swink.tv.

Similar to Amazon’s offering, clickworker breaks down potentially complex tasks, or at least those that can’t be easily automated by a computer, into micro-jobs, which it then distributes to any number of its 60,000 registered “clickworkers”.

In the case of Swink.tv, those workers will be asked to tag films and images of various sporting events for popular high school sports, identifying the home team and the match situation, particular moves etc. You get the idea. The outcome of which will be used by players and trainers alike.

“With Swink.tv, we have gained another client whose requirements can be perfectly met by our online platform”, says Wolfgang Kitza, CEO clickworker.com. “We offer companies like Swink.tv the opportunity to process their videos or even text and images efficiently and quickly in a targeted way.”

But think of the workers.

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