Mark Zuckerberg founded Facebook in his college dorm room six years ago. Five hundred million people have joined since, and eight hundred and seventy-nine of them are his friends. You sign up and start posting information about yourself: photographs, employment history, why you are peeved right now with the gummy-bear selection at Rite Aid or bullish about prospects for peace in the Middle East. Some of the information can be seen only by your friends; some is available to friends of friends; some is available to anyone.
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A contractor at the Manila office of TaskUs, a firm that provides content moderation services to U. The campuses of the tech industry are famous for their lavish cafeterias, cushy shuttles, and on-site laundry services. But on a muggy February afternoon, some of these companies' most important work is being done 7, miles away, on the second floor of a former elementary school at the end of a row of auto mechanics' stalls in Bacoor, a gritty Filipino town 13 miles southwest of Manila. When I climb the building's narrow stairwell, I need to press against the wall to slide by workers heading down for a smoke break. Up one flight, a drowsy security guard staffs what passes for a front desk: a wooden table in a dark hallway overflowing with file folders.
If you're a regular on Facebook , then you've no doubt come across Farmville , an online game that's sweeping the social networking site. Perhaps you're among the tens of millions of users who've flocked to the game - making it more popular than Twitter , according to a report at techradar. If Johnson's Farmville figures are correct, they seem to be more than enough to top Twitter.