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Twitter has revealed that real, live, flesh-and-blood people are one of its key tools for analysing data in real time, and that it finds the people it needs with an unconventional approach to crowdsourcing. The micro-blog’s engineering team has published a post in which it explains that trending topics post a tricky challenge …


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  2. IronSteve
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    I appreciate the Soylent Green reference

  3. Gaius

    I call shenanigans

    Presumably Twitter pays salaries + benefits to get 24/7 sysadmin cover, working shifts, so that's not it.

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