I thought some of you might be interested in this.
Discussion forum for Mechanical Turk: http://www.reddit.com/r/mturk
In a nutshell, it's a work from home sort of thing run by Amazon. Most people use it to make an extra EUR 10 - 20 per day for when they are not busy in work or between college classes, but in theory if you are unemployed you could do this all day.
Maybe boards.ie members who currently use it can share their experiences here.