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Author Topic: The Googler Who Looked At The Worst Of The Internet  (Read 1097 times)

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The Googler Who Looked At The Worst Of The Internet
« on: August 23, 2012, 12:33:59 AM »
Sitting in the sun at a tech company cafeteria, this former Google worker described a year spent immersed in some of the darkest content available on the Internet. His role at the tech company mainly consisted of reviewing things like bestiality, necrophilia, body mutilations (gore, shock, beheadings, suicides), explicit fetishes (like diaper porn) and child pornography found across all Google products — an experience that he found “scarring.” The company refused to make him a full-time worker, keeping him on contract status without much of a support system.

What is your opinion of his experience?


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Re: The Googler Who Looked At The Worst Of The Internet
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2012, 01:46:55 AM »
What did Google tell him he was going to be doing when he hired on?  Did he have some sort of trouble finding work elsewhere for a whole year?

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Re: The Googler Who Looked At The Worst Of The Internet
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2012, 02:26:35 AM »
Tech Confessional: The Googler Who Looked At The Worst Of The Internet

Sounds like he's "unhappy" about not becoming hired after some mental (-> emotional) disturbance.  :-\
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Re: The Googler Who Looked At The Worst Of The Internet
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2012, 05:46:57 AM »
Tech Confessional: The Googler Who Looked At The Worst Of The Internet

Sounds like he's "unhappy" about not becoming hired after some mental (-> emotional) disturbance.  :-\

I can't say as I blame him. It must have been hellish to look at that all day every day. I don't think it would be unreasonable to expect some kind of reward for going through that, e.g. a job doing something different.

This is far less disturbing, but do a Google image search for some of the atrocities happening right now in different parts of the world, e.g. Palestine, Iraq, etc. Quite literally, it takes a lot of effort to not completely break down in tears knowing that each person you see is little different than you. And those are just the horrors that are not filtered out. Imagine what he had to go through.


Anyways, I can understand his frustration. I suppose it just illustrates how disposable "employees" are. After all, you aren't a person -- you are a "resource" - a "human resource", to be used, abused, and discarded.

"Human resource" is entirely an objectification of people. Those that freak out about the objectification of women as sex objects should be no less disgusted by "human resources" departments that treat people like "things".
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Re: The Googler Who Looked At The Worst Of The Internet
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2012, 06:13:54 AM »
Gives the impression that google know that these people will be screwed up after three quarters of a year doing this; and that google dont want to employ them because of that.

Disposable people/contracters/etc. ...
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