Why Are You Here – Right Now Videos

There is an interesting Video Yourself task on Mechanical Turk:

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to grab your digital camera, record yourself for 30-120 seconds, answering the question:
Why Are You Here – Right Now?
Then upload and post to YouTube dot com with title of Why Are You Here – Right Now? and in description of video add the word Lifebushido
somewhere.
You do not need to tell us your name, but please do tell us your city, country, and where you are in life right now and why. Post link in HIT of resulting video and once we view and verify, we will approve HIT and pay.

The task has already resulted in Lifebushido and Why Are You Here – Right Now posts on YouTube.

The task is promising $1/HIT with no mention of how the clips will be used.

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2 Responses to Why Are You Here – Right Now Videos

  1. Steve Kantor says:

    The original start was over 500 people on Mechanical Turk, Mturk, answering the question:
    Why Are You Here – Right Now?
    This has evolved into a crowdsourced entrepreneurial effort to publish a book written and published by over 500 people around the world. For a rough draft ebook email ‘yruhrn at aweber dot com’ Go to Mturk to write your own answer and your writings may be published within a month.

  2. […] After posting about the Why Are You Here Right Now videos on YouTube, I contacted Steve at Lifebushido for some more about yruhrn.com. He told me that the idea for the videos had come after receiving over 500 entries for a similar Mechanical Turk task for entries to the same question to be included in a book: […]

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