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Facebook Is Riddled With
Click Farms Where
Workers Sit In Dingy Rooms,
Bars On The Windows,
Generating 1,000 Likes For $1

Guardian [UK], by Charles Arthur

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Posted By:MissMolly, 8/3/2013 12:06:32 PM

How much do you like courgettes, the green vegetable Americans call zucchini? According to one Facebook page devoted to them, hundreds of people find them delightful enough to click the "like" button – even with dozens of other pages about courgettes to choose from. There´s just one problem: the liking was fake, done by a team of low-paid workers in Dhaka, Bangladesh, whose boss demanded just $15 per thousand "likes" at his "click farm". Workers punching the keys might be on a three-shift system, and be paid as little as $120 a year.

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Who clicks on "Like"? Obviously, only those on Click Farms. I never saw the point of a "Like" button.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: mc squared, 8/3/2013 12:35:21 PM     (No. 9456525)

Proud to not even know how to facebook.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: JHHolliday, 8/3/2013 12:48:22 PM     (No. 9456538)

I have an account so Mrs. Holliday can view pics of the grandkids. Neither my picture or any personal info is on it.

To have some current pictures of them (and maybe some friends) is the only reason I can think of to belong to Facebook. Utter and complete waste of time. Before I retired I had to discipline some of my employees who were wasting time on Facebook. It probably costs American business billions every year.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Staunch Repub, 8/3/2013 12:51:23 PM     (No. 9456542)

what a sham....

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Susannah, 8/3/2013 1:05:24 PM     (No. 9456570)

#2, here´s what I don´t understand about the whole picture-viewing/picture-sharing business on Facebook. Isn´t it just as easy to email photos to the people you want to see them? And more private? And safer?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: stencil, 8/3/2013 1:09:44 PM     (No. 9456589)

#4, there is usually a byte-size (ha, ha) limit, say 8 to 12 megabytes, that limits the email exchange of high quality pictures or video. We don´t Facebook, but use Dropbox or other such FTP sites.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: StormCnter, 8/3/2013 1:12:15 PM     (No. 9456592)

Snapfish is a good photo exchange site.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: jacksin5, 8/3/2013 1:15:39 PM     (No. 9456599)

I just posted this article on FB. I wonder how many "Likes" I´ll get.



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Reply 8 - Posted by: shamus, 8/3/2013 1:19:05 PM     (No. 9456605)

Clickslaves.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: lil dotty, 8/3/2013 1:23:13 PM     (No. 9456619)

Never opened a facebook nor likely to...Too many negative opinions to make the attempt

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Reply 10 - Posted by: nonsense, 8/3/2013 1:58:03 PM     (No. 9456677)

This is a whole ´nother world I know nothing about. Doesn´t it have something to do with that youngster who wears low sneakers, informal jeans, has curly hair, and is always grinnin´ because he makes billions and pays no taxes?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: bob913, 8/3/2013 2:08:09 PM     (No. 9456688)

The stock is phony as well.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: web, 8/3/2013 2:33:59 PM     (No. 9456732)

I don´t "like" Facebook or Twitter or any of the social networking sites. I´ve been in IT for over 30 years and none of it has any interest for me. Guess I´m just anti-social. Don´t even have a "smart" phone. My cell phone is to make phone calls, and that´s it.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: mickturn, 8/3/2013 3:20:54 PM     (No. 9456813)

Hey Fakebook, why not let people stack up "Hates"?

I would rather have billions of Liberal hates than one like!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: plumnellie, 8/4/2013 1:56:01 PM     (No. 9458042)

I am sympathetic with those who pan Facebook..and yet I use it to tell me news from across the county about crime, missing pets, tractors or bowling balls for sale, church meetings, prayer requests, funerals and weddings, and yes, pictures. Nothing personal is on my account. I am nervous for those who post and do not use good judgement about who can see pictures. But, the neighborhood watch groups are invaluable. I saw one fellow posting a pix of a blue car seen slowly casing the block. Went outside and saw the same car. Called police and reported. They stopped the car and found evidence of past break ins. Another time a child was going door to door asking for help. Turns out it was a tribe of kids..not all in the same family and the ´adult´ was dropping them off in nice areas to beg. They also looked for easy access and older adults. I never recommend F.B. to anyone but find some good in it.

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