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Crowdsourcing in China: Exploring the Work Experiences of Solo Crowdworkers and Crowdfarm Workers

Wang, Yihong; Papangelis, Konstantinos; Khan, Vassilis-Javed; Lykourentzou, Ioanna; Chamberlain, Alan; Saker, Michael

Authors

Yihong Wang

Konstantinos Papangelis kpapangelis@me.com

Vassilis-Javed Khan v.j.khan@tue.nl

Ioanna Lykourentzou i.lykourentzou@uu.nl

Alan Chamberlain alan.chamberlain@nottingham.ac.uk

Michael Saker michael.saker@city.ac.uk



Abstract

Recent research highlights the potential of crowdsourcing in China. Yet very few studies explore the workplace context and experiences of Chinese crowdworkers. Those that do, focus mainly on the work experiences of solo crowdworkers but do not deal with issues pertaining to the substantial amount of people working in 'crowdfarms'. This article addresses this gap as one of its primary concerns. Drawing on a study that involves 48 participants, our research explores, compares and contrasts the work experiences of solo crowdworkers to those of crowdfarm workers. Our findings illustrate that the work experiences and context of the solo workers and crowdfarm workers are substantially different, with regards to their motivations, the ways they engage with crowdsourcing, the tasks they work on, and the crowdsourcing platforms they utilize. Overall, our study contributes to furthering the understandings on the work experiences of crowdworkers in China.

Start Date Apr 25, 2020
Publication Date Apr 30, 2020
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Volume 12
Book Title CHI '20: Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, April 2020
APA6 Citation Wang, Y., Papangelis, K., Khan, V., Lykourentzou, I., Chamberlain, A., & Saker, M. (2020). Crowdsourcing in China: Exploring the Work Experiences of Solo Crowdworkers and Crowdfarm Workers. In CHI '20: Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, April 2020
Publisher URL https://dl.acm.org/doi/10.1145/3313831.3376473
Related Public URLs https://chi2020.acm.org/
Additional Information Yihong Wang, Konstantinos Papangelis, Michel Saker, Ioanna Lykourentzou, Alan Chamberlain, and Vassilis-Javed Khan. 2020. Crowdsourcing in China: Exploring the Work Experiences of Solo Crowdworkers and Crowdfarm Workers. In CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '20), April 25–30, 2020, Honolulu, HI, USA. ACM, New York, NY, USA 14 Pages. https://doi.org/10.1145/3313831.3376473

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