Google, a founding member of the internet revolution and juggernaut has long suffered the unfortunate reputation as a faceless machine, possibly the result of its incessant talk of algorithms and automatic page rankings.
The Register has this week revealed the human face behind Google’s page ranking, the life of the Google Raters. A little known part of the page ranking system the Raters are one of the many inputs into a complex system.
The Raters are also Google’s outsiders, an outsourced workforce that is kept at arm’s length, impartial to Google’s influences. Possibly one of the only real work from home internet jobs, hard work replacing scam in this case.
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Possibly the only thing standing between Google and a reputation as an evil empire is its often displayed quirky sense of humour. Most often seen in its daily doodle delights in the background of the search engine, they have many other humorous weapons at their disposal though.
The latest surprisingly hilarious hidden delight is Google’s Attack of the O’s in Zerg Rush, a brand new mini-game released by the Google machine. Be warned though, typing Zerg Rush into the search engine will release the O’s, once the O’s appear on screen they instantly begin to consume text.
Your mission if you choose to accept it is to triple click on each O before your entire search is devoured by the text hungry, ravenous O’s. Your hits and misses are recorded as the waves of Os wreak havoc on your search result. How long can you hold of the invading O’s, time to test your manual dexterity, your mastery over rodent at your right hand (or left).
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