Here is a pretty neat example of Amazon’s Mechanical Turk in action.
You can upload one picture a day to Facestat they then give it to their, paid, mechanical turk folks to analyse the picture for your social standing. I used the picture that Sally really loves.
In my case they were pretty well correct having me down as aged between 60-69, average weight, liberal politics (how do you do that from a picture?), married (well they can’t always be right!), trustworthy, well off, bright but not attractive 🙁 so won’t be going on hot or not! and apparently I’m not funny.
I wonder how much they pay the guys to do this!