Friday, December 24, 2010

Amazon Reacts: Spammers Kicked Out of MTurk!

I got a notification in the comments of the blog post about spam on MTurk that Amazon seems to have taken seriously the spam problem reported in my previous blog post.

Broken Turk wrote:

Have you seen the site?  It looks as if MTurk liked your research?

(Link to top paying HITs, no spam!)

(Turker Nation post)

Indeed, I checked the available HITs and all the spam HITs seem to have magically disappeared! It seems that all the negative publicity convinced the guys at MTurk that spam IS a problem.

I will consider that the goal of the blog post is now achieved. Amazon listened!

Good job Amazon!