Amazon.com has a new program that wants you to ‘Complete simple tasks that people do better than computers. And, get paid for it.’ (example: ‘Is there a pizza parlour in this photograph?’). For each task you complete you get a small payment, usually ranging from a few cents to a little under a dollar. It’s named the Amazon Mechanical Turkafter a famous hoax from the 19th century. Kill time and get paid in tiny increments to boot!” Similar to Google Answers, there seems to be a reliability ratings system and some incentives.
This is cool, too bad it got slashdotted.