Saturday, May 14, 2011

Microtask, Finnish startup for distributed work

By Vasudev Ram -

The blog post title is a spontaneous pun - Finnish startup, in case you didn't get it :-).

Microtask looks interesting, though there is not a lot of information on their site about what they do exactly.

Terms they use to describe what they are about: "distributed work platform for enterprises"; "combining computers with distributed human intelligence".

One of the media articles about them (linked below) says that they can distribute work to humans even at the granularity level of validation of a single form field. Not sure how that can be efficient, but maybe they have figured out some way ...

About Microtask

Microtask in the media

(including articles in the New York Times, WIRED and GigaOm). The articles do give some more information about what they do and how they do it.

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- Vasudev Ram

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