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Get Paid to Watch Netflix? I Need to Be Signed Up Yesterday

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Talk about a job that dreams are made of. Netflix is hiring one “tagger” from the UK or Ireland to watch films and TV shows, analyze them, and then determine appropriate tags to help Netflix make better recommendations for viewers. In the past Netflix relied on the star rating system to find recommended titles, but many viewers either forgot to rate movies and shows or just didn’t bother with it. So that’s why to get a better feel for what users want to watch, Netflix has hired about 40 taggers around the world. (more…)

How Yahoo Saved ‘Community’ (and ‘Community’ Saved Yahoo)

Photo Credit: Adweek

Photo Credit: Adweek

Apparently Yahoo likes to live on the edge. Right as Community was on the chopping block about to be axed by NBC with contracts left to expire (we’re talking within hours), Yahoo Screen swooped in picked it up, transforming the show into an online series which will begin this fall with 13 episodes. It’s no secret that Community has been struggling for years (after all, NBC had to know that it couldn’t compete with CBS’s Big Bang Theory), but its cult-like fans have kept it alive for five. And now the #SixSeasonsAndAMovie hashtag-ers have a reason to celebrate—although the jury’s still out on the movie. (more…)