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It Would Cost $37 Billion to Pre-Screen YouTube Annually

It was recently reported that YouTube has hit 72 hours of video content uploaded per minute, in a steady ascent since its inception in 2005. By 2007, users were adding six hours of video per minute – by January of 2009, that number hit 15 hours, by March 2010, 24 hours, by November of that year, 35 hours, and so …

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Facebook Apologizes for Deleting Photos

Facebook, presently under a scanning electron microscope as the smoke clears post-IPO, is now under fire for allegedly removing photos posted of a child with a congenital birth defect. Hundreds of users had been sharing photos of Grayson James Walker, who was born with anencephaly, a neural tube birth defect, only to have the pictures removed. His mother Heather was …

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Facebook Moderators Earn $1/hr

In a recent interview, 21-year-old Amine Derkaoui described spending spent three weeks working in Morocco for oDesk, an outsourcing company used by Facebook, to moderate content. Derkaoui’s job, which payed roughly $1 per hour, was to essentially implement Facebook’s strange content standards – ie, he was to delete any pictures of “cameltoes, moose knuckles, insides of skulls” or whatever banned …

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Facebook Content Standards: Arty Nudity Okay; ‘Moose Knuckles’ Not So Much

The next time you feel like photoshopping a blown-apart head of one of your enemies and then uploading it to Facebook, the site moderators are perfectly fine with that – just make sure that the picture doesn’t actually depict any of the insides of that head. That doesn’t make sense, but it doesn’t matter because that’s the law of the …

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