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

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… 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”, “dragon claw”) which boost their own SEO rankings. The result is a horrific, incomprehensible mash-up which is the reading equivalent of eating ice-cream full of shards of glass and shrapnel (I guess – my dentist …

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