Newsletter 9

We are still helping workers with account suspensions. If you believe your account was suspended in error, you may submit your request here for us to follow up with Amazon. We’re also talking with requesters about improving conditions, and passing suggestions from Turkers and requesters on to Amazon, in an effort to actually make our Turk work better.See the bottom of the newsletter for how you can submit short articles

Fundraising Campaign Update

Just a quick update on our fundraising Campaign. We have raised $1124 in recurring donations + $13,680 in one time donations. We are now in the process of moving onto a new host for our website to make our site more stable and reliable. We are also starting or Mass Rejection Campaign.We would like to thank the people below for there generous support:-Rebecca BurWei, Conrad Weise, Lilly Irani, Patricia Seiler, David Welgus, Suwan (suzy) Lechowicz, ananth s, Jacob Van Dehy , Christopher Potts, Brendan O’Connor, Maxine Eskenazi , Danielle Dean, Alex Hanna, Emily Witt , Mary Smart , Luming Hao, Meg Adamik, Sasha Costanza-Chock , Noah Berman, Michelle Miller, Madeleine Elish, Lee Clement, Tamara Kneese, Michael Bernstein, Cella Sum, Darius Kazemi, Carolyn Anderson, Niloufar Salehi, Barbara Phinney, Maggie Oates, Allison Walters, Sarah Drinkwater, Paul Duke, Courtney Holsworth, Stevie Rea, Chika Okafo, Yang H, Anna Lauren Hoffmann, Houda Lamqaddam, Zach Wood-Doughty, Neal Patwari, Jeffrey Gleason, Samantha Robertson, Shreeharsh Kelkar, C. Estelle Smith, Mary Smart, Ivan Pardo, Gavin Mueller, Nancy Relaford, Magdalena Donea, Benedetta Catanzariti, Julien Cornebise, Charles Kiene, Jeffrey Bigham, Brendan O’Connor, Jennifer Nelson Gray, Richmond Wong, Xiaowei Wang, Tara McAllister, Jacob Van Dehy, Laura Kang, Kathleen Tuite, Kaitlin Lovering, Andrew Gainer-Dewar, Robert Tayne, Cassius Smith Frazer, Natalia Modjeska, Jackson Longworth, Gilles Adda, Saiba Varma, Megan Wachspress, omar khan, Jaden Bankhead, Jennifer Castilleja, Nick Douglas, Sarah West, Glen McLeod, Sandeep Saroha, Christine Baker, apala lahiri chavan, Holly Meadows-Smith, Danny Spitzberg, Daniela Rosner, Skyler Wharton, Gita Manaktala, Tom Kauffman, Sassafras Tech Collective, Chelsea Birchmier – Plus numerous anonymous donations.

Inviting All Turkers!

Have you ever wondered who your coworkers are, or have you just wanted to chat with someone who understands Mturk? Turkopticon is excited to host a turker-community open forum where we can come together to meet other turkers and talk about the issues we are having with Mturk.Join us on Zoom on Saturday, May 15th (link to be provided) anytime between 11:00 am EST and 3:00 pm EST. Feel free to stay for a few minutes or a few hours! This will be a safe place for turkers to come together and offer suggestions to the issues we face. Camera use is not required although you may use yours if you would like.Register here.

Turkopticon is looking for suggestions!

Do you have suggestions for how to make Turkopticon better and want to share them, please email and someone will be in contact to further hear about your suggestions and see how we all can work together to make Turk better for all of us.Even if you think your  ideas are ones we should know please don’t be afraid to send them our way because we listen to all suggestions and want everyone to be heard!

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Turkopticon helps the people in the 'crowd' of crowdsourcing watch out for each other—because nobody else seems to be! Almost half of the Mechanical Turk workers who wrote their Bill of Rights demanded protection from employers who take their work without paying. Turkopticon lets you REPORT and AVOID shady employers.