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== Live Campaigns ==
 
== Live Campaigns ==
  
'''Sign the guidelines for academic requesters''' ''[This paragraph will only appear for registered users who haven't signed the guidelines yet]'': We have noticed that you have not yet signed the [http://guidelines.wearedynamo.org guidelines for academic requesters]. This is a simple process (just click the "Sign" button on the [http://wearedynamo.org signing campaign]) and it will add your Dynamo pseudonym to the guidelines page. This will lend the strength of your support as an individual Turker to these guidelines which is very important since the legitimacy of these guidelines among Turkers, researchers, and IRBs lays in us all supporting them! Once you've signed, join us in spreading the word about the signing campaign.
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'''Sign the guidelines for academic requesters''' ''[This paragraph will only appear for registered users who haven't signed the guidelines yet]'': We noticed that you have not yet signed the [http://guidelines.wearedynamo.org/ Guidelines for Academic Requesters]. This is a simple process - just click the "Sign" button for the [http://www.wearedynamo.org signing campaign on the homepage]), and we will add your Dynamo pseudonym to the guidelines signatures. This will lend the strength of your support as an individual Turker to these guidelines, which is very important to help build the legitimacy of these guidelines among Turkers, researchers, and IRBs! Once you've signed, please join us in spreading the word about the signing campaign to other Turkers and requesters.
  
 
== Trending Ideas  ==
 
== Trending Ideas  ==
'''Email campaign to Jeff Bezos''': Help us determine what we'd like to achieve through an email campaign focused on Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon. We're starting to build the foundation of the campaign now, so we need your help in determining how we go about it and what "success" will look like based on achievable goals. Here is the wiki for the campaign: http://wiki.wearedynamo.org/index.php/Email_campaign_to_Jeff_Bezos
 
--[[User:Dark bird of paradise|Dark bird of paradise]] ([[User talk:Dark bird of paradise|talk]]) 20:16, 28 August 2014 (UTC)
 
  
This campaign currently needs 8 more upvotes to launch! [http://www.wearedynamo.org/ideas#idea-11 Vote here] and [http://www.wearedynamo.org/forum/ideas/topics/start-an-email-campaign-to-jeff-bezos-letting-him-know-who-we-are-off-on-mturk-and-what-we-are-looking-for-on-mturk discuss here].
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'''Email campaign to Jeff Bezos''': Help us determine what we'd like to achieve through an email campaign focused on Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon. We're starting to build the foundation of the campaign now, so we need your help in determining how we go about it, and what 'success' will look like based on achievable goals. Here is the [http://wiki.wearedynamo.org/index.php/Email_campaign_to_Jeff_Bezos wiki page for the campaign].
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--[[User:Dark bird of paradise|Dark bird of paradise]] ([[User talk:Dark bird of paradise|talk]])
  
'''A way for Turkers to tell the world who they are in a short post''': The idea is to start a tumblr or website where we can all share who we are off or on MTurk. This is an effort towards better displaying the human side of MTurk. If you support this campaign [http://www.wearedynamo.org/ideas#idea-7 Vote here] (6 more upvotes needed) and/or [http://www.wearedynamo.org/forum/ideas/topics/a-way-for-lots-of-turkers-to-tell-the-world-who-they-are-in-a-short-post discuss here]
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This email campaign currently needs 8 more upvotes to launch! [http://www.wearedynamo.org/ideas#idea-11 Vote here] and [http://www.wearedynamo.org/forum/ideas/topics/start-an-email-campaign-to-jeff-bezos-letting-him-know-who-we-are-off-on-mturk-and-what-we-are-looking-for-on-mturk discuss here].
  
[http://www.wearedynamo.org/ideas Read and vote on more ideas]
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'''A way for Turkers to tell the world who they are in a short post''': The idea is to start a tumblr or other website, where we can all share who we are off or on MTurk. This is an effort towards better displaying the human side of MTurk. If you support this campaign, you can [http://www.wearedynamo.org/ideas#idea-7 vote here] (6 more upvotes needed currently) and/or [http://www.wearedynamo.org/forum/ideas/topics/a-way-for-lots-of-turkers-to-tell-the-world-who-they-are-in-a-short-post discuss here].
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[http://www.wearedynamo.org/ideas Read and vote on more ideas, or submit your own!]
  
 
== Updates ==
 
== Updates ==
'''Guidelines for academic requesters completed and frozen:''' Congratulations! These guidelines where authored by 7 Turkers [1] and 4 researchers [2] interested in the ethics of crowdwork. This is a collective action to help educate researchers and let Turkers hold them accountable to a higher standard. A week ago the guidelines were frozen and since then Turkers have been gathering signatures for them both from other Turkers and from requesters. [http://guidelines.wearedynamo.org Read the guidelines] and join us in publicizing them.
 
  
'''Publishing on crowdresearch.org''': Over the next few days we will be publishing an announcement about the academic guidelines on the [http://crowdresearch.org crowdresearch.org] website. More discussions on that [http://www.wearedynamo.org/forum/actions/topics/drafting-a-crowdresearch-org-blog-post-announcing-the-guidelines here].
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'''Guidelines for academic requesters completed and frozen''': Congratulations! These guidelines were authored by 7 Turkers [1] and 4 researchers [2] interested in the ethics of crowdwork, and adaptations were made in response to feedback from many turker community forums. This is a collective action to help educate researchers and let Turkers hold them accountable to a higher standard. The guidelines were frozen last week, so we can seek requesters' commitment to a finished document. Since then, Turkers have begun gathering signatures for the guidelines, both from other Turkers and from requesters. [http://guidelines.wearedynamo.org/ Read the guidelines] and join us in publicizing them.
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'''Publishing on crowdresearch.org''': In the next few days, we will be publishing an announcement about the academic guidelines on the [http://crowdresearch.org crowdresearch.org] blog, which is followed by many researchers in this field. Discussions on that are in progress [http://www.wearedynamo.org/forum/actions/topics/drafting-a-crowdresearch-org-blog-post-announcing-the-guidelines here].
  
This email is a digest of recent activity on Dynamo. You have automatically been subscribed to receive these updates that will at most be posted once a week. To unsubscribe or to subscribe to more email notifications [http://www.wearedynamo.org/users/edit edit your Dynamo settings]
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This email is a digest of recent activity on Dynamo. Because this is a new feature we've added that wasn't available when you initially registered with Dynamo, you have been automatically subscribed to receive these updates, which will be sent no more than once a week. To unsubscribe, or to subscribe to more email notifications, [http://www.wearedynamo.org/users/edit edit your Dynamo settings].
  
[1]: Gorgeous monarch butterfly, Cheerful panda, Faithful fly, Lazy rhino, Vast anaconda, Lonely wombat, Dark bird of paradise
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[1]: Gorgeous monarch butterfly, Cheerful panda, Faithful fly, Lazy rhino, Vast anaconda, Lonely wombat, and Dark bird of paradise
  
[2]: Light dragonfly (Niloufar Salehi), Tense ringworm (Lilly Irani), Excited iguana (Michael Bernstein), Lazy urchin (Kyle Hamilton)
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[2]: Light dragonfly (Niloufar Salehi), Tense ringworm (Lilly Irani), Excited iguana (Michael Bernstein), and Lazy urchin (Kyle Hamilton)

Revision as of 18:48, 30 August 2014

Author updates to be sent out to the Dynamo community every Saturday morning.

Hi,

We hope you're having a great Saturday so far. Here are some important updates from the Dynamo community:

Live Campaigns

Sign the guidelines for academic requesters [This paragraph will only appear for registered users who haven't signed the guidelines yet]: We noticed that you have not yet signed the Guidelines for Academic Requesters. This is a simple process - just click the "Sign" button for the signing campaign on the homepage), and we will add your Dynamo pseudonym to the guidelines signatures. This will lend the strength of your support as an individual Turker to these guidelines, which is very important to help build the legitimacy of these guidelines among Turkers, researchers, and IRBs! Once you've signed, please join us in spreading the word about the signing campaign to other Turkers and requesters.

Trending Ideas

Email campaign to Jeff Bezos: Help us determine what we'd like to achieve through an email campaign focused on Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon. We're starting to build the foundation of the campaign now, so we need your help in determining how we go about it, and what 'success' will look like based on achievable goals. Here is the wiki page for the campaign. --Dark bird of paradise (talk)

This email campaign currently needs 8 more upvotes to launch! Vote here and discuss here.

A way for Turkers to tell the world who they are in a short post: The idea is to start a tumblr or other website, where we can all share who we are off or on MTurk. This is an effort towards better displaying the human side of MTurk. If you support this campaign, you can vote here (6 more upvotes needed currently) and/or discuss here.

Read and vote on more ideas, or submit your own!

Updates

Guidelines for academic requesters completed and frozen: Congratulations! These guidelines were authored by 7 Turkers [1] and 4 researchers [2] interested in the ethics of crowdwork, and adaptations were made in response to feedback from many turker community forums. This is a collective action to help educate researchers and let Turkers hold them accountable to a higher standard. The guidelines were frozen last week, so we can seek requesters' commitment to a finished document. Since then, Turkers have begun gathering signatures for the guidelines, both from other Turkers and from requesters. Read the guidelines and join us in publicizing them.

Publishing on crowdresearch.org: In the next few days, we will be publishing an announcement about the academic guidelines on the crowdresearch.org blog, which is followed by many researchers in this field. Discussions on that are in progress here.

This email is a digest of recent activity on Dynamo. Because this is a new feature we've added that wasn't available when you initially registered with Dynamo, you have been automatically subscribed to receive these updates, which will be sent no more than once a week. To unsubscribe, or to subscribe to more email notifications, edit your Dynamo settings.

[1]: Gorgeous monarch butterfly, Cheerful panda, Faithful fly, Lazy rhino, Vast anaconda, Lonely wombat, and Dark bird of paradise

[2]: Light dragonfly (Niloufar Salehi), Tense ringworm (Lilly Irani), Excited iguana (Michael Bernstein), and Lazy urchin (Kyle Hamilton)