08 March 2010

Human-flesh search engines

There's a headline and a half.

To quote:

"Human-flesh search engines — renrou sousuo yinqing — have become a Chinese phenomenon: they are a form of online vigilante justice in which Internet users hunt down and punish people who have attracted their wrath.

The goal is to get the targets of a search fired from their jobs, shamed in front of their neighbors, run out of town. It’s crowd-sourced detective work, pursued online — with offline results."

Ohh man! That is what I rise each morning to perform. Lemme in!

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