Search Engine is a CBC radio show, also available as a podcast. I just listened to a fascinating piece about the economy of gold farmers in World of Warcraft. 100,000 Chinese working in sweatshop conditions, killing monsters for gold in 12-hour shifts, so the people playing the game can spend some real money to buy the gold and advance more quickly in the game.
The summary of the show sounds a little dry, but I really recommend you give it a listen, it's really well done and I've been really pleased with each of the 27-minute episodes.
Search Engine is your open source to all the surprising and significant ways the Internet is transforming our world. Join us each week for a look at politics and culture through the lens of the Net.
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