Rochelle wrote me that Turkers don’t work off an App (and Uber drivers do).
Turkers and Uber drivers must both pay taxes, but Turkers do not receive 1099s.
Turkers rarely get bonuses, but often Uber drivers get tips.
Uber rents smartphones to workers, Amazon doesn’t rent anything to Turkers.
Uber drivers can only work for Uber, but Turkers can work for other Crowdsourcing sites.
Uber offers car loans, Amazon doesn’t offer any types of loans to anyone in the world.
Uber drivers can be terminated if they don’t pick up enough passengers, Turkers can be blocked for ‘poor work’.
Uber drivers can be stabbed and choked by clients, Turkers can be blocked for ‘poor work’. Neither drivers nor Turkers get workmen’s comp.
Uber drivers are hated by cab companies, Turkers are not even on the radar of their biggest competition for academic research, college students.