Crowd Power

Will Work For Porn: XXX Site Partners with Crowdsourcing Platform So You Can Earn Credits for Porn

"Think Etsy for homemade adult content."
 Will Work For Porn: XXX Site Partners with Crowdsourcing Platform So You Can Earn Credits for Porn

Mr. Tao (article.wn.com)

There are tons of places where you can complete small online tasks for cash–Fiverr, for example, where you can post tasks you’re willing to complete for $5, or Amazon Mechanical Turk, where you can get paid a few pennies for taking online surveys, among other mini jobs.

But some people aren’t looking to earn money. Some people are looking to earn porn.

For those enterprising individuals, Extra Lunch Money (NSFW) exists.

Extra Lunch Money has partnered with a third party crowdsourcing platform (though they specifically asked not to be named). Users can complete microtasks–like, ironically, flagging images that are inappropriate or contain adult content–and in turn earn credits that they can redeem for porn on Extra Lunch Money, a website for homemade XXX media.

“Think Etsy for homemade adult content,” clarified Ben Tao, cofounder of Extra Lunch Money, of the site’s user-submitted model.

Back in February, we told you about Offbeatr, a Kickstarter for porn–but we also called for more pornified startups. So thank you, Mr. Tao, for answering our plea.

“By motivating users with ‘porn’ they contribute work that improves search results, helps companies create better products, and even prevents unwanted penis photos from showing up in people’s news feeds,” said Mr. Tao in a press release.

Sounds like a win-win to us.

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