Making Use of Macrotasks
In This Chapter
Appreciating what’s great about macrotasking
Knowing which tasks can be macrotasks
Getting ready to macrotask
Finding a macrotasker for the job
Bringing the project to a close
Working through an example project
Welcome to the world of macrotasking – a new form of freelancing where you (as the crowdsourcer) go to the crowdmarket with a job that requires a specific skillset. You use the market to engage the crowd and find one person with the skills needed to do that job. Macrotasking is so similar to freelancing that a new term – elancing – has been coined to describe it.
As with all forms of crowdsourcing, macrotasking has led people to think about jobs in new ways. In the traditional model, organisations ...