Appen now has a new hot opportunity that anyone with a verified Facebook account can work on. It’s a very unique project that involves watching live video or live video feeds and rating these videos based on their content and whether or not they are useful to you or not. And while it sounds like a very easy job, it can be tricky if you don’t understand what Appen Hill is looking for when it comes to data collection.
Application process and project set up
The process to apply for the job is the same process that you would use normally for any other project that Appen offers. Once you apply for the position, if you are selected, then you will start to receive instructions on qualifying. Yes you need to qualify for this particular job, but it’s nothing too difficult.
The process will take 2-3 days in which you will be able to review the project guidelines, any additional materials concerning the job, including the presentation, and then completing a ‘Qualification quiz’. It’s very important that you use the same email and I recommend creating a new gmail account just for this purpose. The reason is that the emails that you will get are time sensitive, and having a new email will ensure that they don’t end up in spam or junk. Also it’s very important that you use the email address you have on file with your Appen application. So if you have already applied for Appen, use this same email.
After you have applied for the position, you will get an automated email from Appen saying that you will be contacted for the Rattle Video Recommendations Project. Once you have been contacted, a 6 step process begins. Applying for the project and making sure that your email is verified is the first part.
FACEBOOK ID Requirements
The second part of the process will be setting up the Facebook Profile. You must use your Facebook account and it must be at least 1 year old and have no less than 50-55 friends. Your Facebook account has to be 100% truthful using your name that is on your Appen application. You should not have more than 1 Facebook account as this goes against Facebook TOS. Age group, location, name, and gender must be accurate.
Facebook Rating Tool
Your Facebook ID will be used to set up your access in the Facebook tool you will use to complete daily assignments. Once set up, you’ll be given a batch of videos/pages which you will then evaluate based on the project guidelines. Through the tool, Appen Project Managers will have access to those batches, your ratings and the comments you provide. Appen does not have access to your personal FB information such as your account, messages, posts or network of friends. There will be no changes to your actual News Feed. Everything will be the same except that you will have access to what is called the FRT Tool.
Very soon you will be getting the Rattle Video Recommendations Project Guidelines. You should take some time to read through this carefully to understand exactly what you will be doing as a video rater, and most importantly, that you give the correct ratings and data. While it is an easy job, it can be a little tricky to understand how you should comment, and how those comments should reflect the numbers rating that you have given. Otherwise, you could find yourself moved off the project quickly.
The next step will be getting your Sharepoint Access where you will be able to download all materials, including the guidelines, for the project. Take the time to get familiar with Sharepoint. This email will come from Appen-Connect Support.
Rattle (Falcon Video recommendation) project qualification quiz
The last step is receiving the instructions on completing the Falcon News Feed Qualification Quiz via Appen Connect. Once you complete the online module, you will need to complete the quiz to qualify. Quiz results are instant after each question. IMPORTANT! You only get one chance to pass this quiz. They will not give a second chance to pass it under any circumstances. Qualification should take around 5 hours (Review of all emails and project documents, review of guidelines and PowerPoint presentation, open forum attendance and quiz).
Once you have completed the Quiz and successfully passed it, you will then be contacted by a Project Manager 1-2 days after the quiz. It is not necessary to email them.
Rattle Video Recommendation project production
Production work starts as soon as you have successfully completed the entire process. It is VERY important to once again mention that the deadlines for the process are very strict.
The Falcon Video Recommendations Project requires that you work no less than 5 days per week and one of those days must include a weekend. You can split the days as you like as long as one weekend day is worked. Each batch consists of 28-30 videos in which you are given a total time of 2.25 hours to complete. Time is automatically kept track of in the rating tool. You cannot go over the 2.25 hours per 30 video batch. If you stay on track, this comes out to about 4:00 minutes per video. There is a task at the end called the ‘bakeoff task’ which takes about 5 minutes to complete.
Further details concerning how the system actually works will be laid out in the project guidelines.
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