Social scientists have recently been involved with exploring the possibilities of using Amazon Mechanical Turk for various research purposes. (What about data entry? Has anyone used it for data entry?) In a twist, here are some journalists using Mechanical Turk to try to figure out the minimum wage for which they could at least get three folks in different countries to do a task. The answer for getting three Americans: 25 cents an hour.
(Is there a Fair Trade Turk movement? Should there be?)