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Social Networking Employees Play Games For An Hourly Fee In China

Social Networking Employees Play Games For An Hourly Fee In China
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To keep up with all the time required to stay ahead of competitors online, the "social networking hourly employee" has emerged as a new job vocation in China.

Sean Leow
  • 2 december 2009

In the past year, casual gaming on Chinese social networking sites has exploded.  Netizens are spending huge amounts of time online to protect their garden or parking space and some games have even spawned real life versions. To keep up with all the time required to stay ahead of competitors online, the “social networking hourly employee” has emerged as a new job vocation.

Similar to the famous “gold-farmers” on World of Warcraft, SNS hourly employees are hired to perform the repetitive, time-consuming tasks required to perform well in casual games when the original player is too busy. A BBS forum dedicated to these hourly jobs has even popped up to connect buyers and sellers in the market.

[via CIC]

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