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Porno Cops: Facebook Employs Army of Watchdogs

Posted By Alex Bigman On May 7, 2009 @ 10:03 am In Sandbox | Comments Disabled

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It’s easy to forget that on the Internet, for all its vast anonymity, there is always somebody watching you. Turns out, Website watchdog is a burgeoning and lucrative career. And since that Facebook photo of you at last weekend’s Edward Fortyhands party probably nixed your shot at Secretary of State anyway, this economy [1] says “if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em.” If you’re looking for a cushy post graduation gig [2], Facebook alone employs a massive squad of “porn cops” [3] whose mission it is to keep their quaint little site wholesome, free of nipples, bong rips and other such unsightly collegiate delights.

Facebook employs 850 geeky 20-somethings at its unfortunately located headquarters across the bay, 150 of whom do nothing but sit back and click through pics flagged as dubious. While the job largely comes down to judgment calls, Facebook does use heuristics like “The Fully Exposed Butt Rule,” “The Crack Rule” and “The Nipple Rule” (no areola, no problem, in case you were wondering). And while depictions of alcohol consumption are usually tolerated, the FB team takes into consideration the age of the subject as well as gratuity of consumption.

As a porn cop, not only do you get to creepily survey the humiliating dregs of complete strangers’ personal lives, you make $50,000 a year for doing it.  Not bad for an entry level position, especially for something you’re basically (admit it) spending your Wednesday nights doing as it is.

Image Source: Laughing Squid [4] under Creative Commons.

The Scoundrel’s Wife dvd [5]

Walking the Cyberbeat [Newsweek [3]

The Business movies [7]

Mo' Better Blues hd [8] ] Beverly Hills Chihuahua ipod [9] Steptoe and Son release [10]

West Side Story divx [13]

Wag the Dog video [14]
Under the Radar rip [15]


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[1] this economy: http://clog.dailycal.org/2009/04/14/the-economy-laughs-in-the-face-of-your-uc-berkeley-diploma/

[2] post graduation gig: http://clog.dailycal.org/2009/04/15/besides-wwoofing-career-center-supports-stressed-seniors/

[3] “porn cops”: http://www.facebook.com/ext/share.php?sid=75559447507&h=CduR_&u=McILG&ref=mf

[4] Laughing Squid: http://www.flickr.com/photos/laughingsquid/

[5] The Scoundrel’s Wife dvd: http://www.island94.org/?the_scoundrel_s_wife

[6] Foreign Exchange movie: http://www.pescadoresdegalapagos.org/?foreign_exchange

[7] The Business movies: http://www.ryankuder.com/?the_business

[8] Mo' Better Blues hd: http://beautyeveryday.com/?mo_better_blues

[9] Beverly Hills Chihuahua ipod: http://www.officialteamgear.com/?beverly_hills_chihuahua

[10] Steptoe and Son release: http://www.ryankuder.com/?steptoe_and_son

[11] 101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure video: http://www.kizukigroup.com/?101_dalmatians_ii_patch_x27_s_london_adventure

[12] The Mating Habits of the Earthbound Human movie: http://www.offshoreoutsourcingworld.com/?the_mating_habits_of_the_earthbound_human

[13] West Side Story divx: http://royalstreetinn.com/?west_side_story

[14] Wag the Dog video: http://onepercentpress.com/?wag_the_dog

[15] Under the Radar rip: http://www.innovationafrica.org/?under_the_radar

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