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June 18 2011


Panic attacks, auditory hallucinations, writing for a content mill. No, not this one, it's AOL

The Faster Times An experience report: "I was given eight to ten article assignments a night, writing about television shows that I had never seen before. AOL would send me short video clips, ranging from one-to-two minutes in length — clips from “Law & Order,” “Family Guy,” “Dancing With the Stars,” the Grammys, and so on and so forth… My job was then to write about them in twenty-five minutes. But really, my job was to lie. ... I had panic attacks; we all did."

AOL has a plan. The plan involves the future; and the future, oddly enough, involves writing. But what does it mean to write without freedom?

Continue to read Oliver Miller, thefastertimes.com

AOL's Master plan - a leaked Powerpoint presentation www.businessinsider.com

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