Crowd sourcing is fun, guys.
So for part 2 of my MTurk project, I made 2 HITs. The first one was for people to record themselves saying a word that they found beautiful or sonically pleasing. The results for this are still coming in. The second one was for people to write a single line of poetry about “late Fall” and record themselves reading it. This was a fantastic success!
Yes the time was late Fall
First Snowflake is falling
But it keeps its joys in the late Fall
Fly my leaves, forsake the trees and come unto me
As you hear the sound of rustling leaves, remember it’s me
I also received a longer recording that doesn’t really fit with the others:
New white snow falling down here,
My theft heart moon is saturation on it,
It is falling on my untouchable area,
Mind is searching the warm place
I did receive on very nice text written poem about autumn that didn’t do at all what i was asking, but i think I’ll approve anyway because I like it. I feel bad about rejecting people when they send me a blank file or only fill out the text part I also got a copied Wikipedia article about the poem “To Autumn” by Keats, haha.
What I would do differently next time:
Pay people more. I paid $.11 for a recorded word and $.2 for a recorded line of poetry. But it ended up taking people a bit longer than I had anticipated to complete the task, so for the poetry, at an ave 8 min 42 sec, the hourly wage ended up being only $1.38. The single word is a little higher, but the statistics for those aren’t yet complete. Alternatively, I could find a way to make recording easier and faster.