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Crimes against content: is crowdsourcing to hamsters a bridge too far?

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. In today’s world I’m not so sure.

My doubts began when I came across this article on a Chinese power-leveling site for popular MMOG RuneScape . The writer (or more likely the algorithm) has taken an original article about Microtask, sliced it up and loaded it with terms (“seers village”, “Port Khazard”, …

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