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

Posted on by Vili Lehdonvirta

… getting mixed up. Korean professional gamers make a living by competing in multiplayer games like StarCraft in front of television audiences of millions. Hundreds of thousands of virtual gold farmers 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 …

Tags: Adam Smith Crowdflower EverQuest games gold farmers Karl Marx StarCraft virtual currency work

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