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Getting paid to party: what is the difference between work and play?

Posted on by Vili Lehdonvirta

… in China, Vietnam and elsewhere are paid an hourly wage to harvest treasures in online games like EverQuest 2. And most recently, companies like CrowdFlower have started to hire gamers and online community members to carry out real chores like categorizing search engine results and verifying links. The catch: these workers are paid in virtual currency.

No wonder some punters are starting to say that in the future, it will no longer be possible to distinguish work from play. Rather than …

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