I received an email from Amazon giving a link for mTurkers to volunteer their time to look through Google Earth images for Steve Fossett’s plane, or parts of the plane. I’m very impressed at this combined technology that allows mTurkers anywhere to look for downed planes.
After the image is a form with two radio buttons: Yes, this image contains foreign objects that should be looked at more closely — OR — No, this image contains nothing of interest; then there’s a text box for clarifying comments if we answered yes. Each image is reviewed by many mTurkers to make sure we don’t miss something individually. Wow, way to speed up looking through images! I’ve looked through about twenty so far.