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Netflix Is Looking To Pay Someone To Watch Netflix All Day 86

Posted by samzenpus
from the how-do-you-hire-that-which-has-no-life dept.
An anonymous reader writes with news about a dream job for binge-watching couch potatoes in the UK. Ploughing through your new favourite series on Netflix is something you probably enjoy doing after a working day, but what if it was your working day? You see, Netflix has a fancy recommendation engine that suggests movies and shows you might like based on your prior viewing habits. To do that successfully, it needs information from a special group of humans that goes beyond the basics like genre and user rating. "Taggers," as they're known, analyse Netflix content and feed the recommendation engine with more specific descriptors if, for example, a film is set in space or a cult classic. In short, these people get paid to watch TV all day, and Netflix is currently hiring a new tagger in the UK.
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Netflix Is Looking To Pay Someone To Watch Netflix All Day

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  • Don't get me wrong (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 07, 2014 @11:29AM (#47399909)

    I like spending the occasional 1 - 4 hours watching a few episodes in a row or maybe two movies, but doing that 8 hours a day / 5 days a week? Enjoyment soon turns into torture, hope they get paid good.

  • by swb (14022) on Monday July 07, 2014 @11:53AM (#47400103)

    I thought they had a big contest where it was a big deal to beat the then-current suggestion engine by 10% because the current engine was supposed to be so good.

    IMHO the bigger problem is that streaming has a huge amount of shit associated with it and they will suggest shit movies which makes it appear that the suggestion engine doesn't work.

    My guess at this point given all they do to hide/obfuscate how crummy their streaming catalog is they don't really care about the suggestion engine anymore.

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