See also: Electronic Sweatshop, Playbourer, Gold Farming

CIMM DEFINITION: Considered a byproduct of crowdsourcing, it is similar to physical sweatshops which are exploitative places of employment that violate two or more federal or state labor laws such as extending the working day without overtime and avoiding minimum wages for task oriented, repetitive work. The distinction between a physical sweatshop and a digital sweatshop is that digital sweatshops employ a digitally-based workforce via the internet and may involve higher level aptitude and work, such as creating a video, but still with meager payout.