Wall Street Journal: The Surprising Reason Your Amazon Searches Are Returning More Confusing Results than Ever

Wall Street Journal: The Surprising Reason Your Amazon Searches Are Returning More Confusing Results than Ever. “If you want to be reminded just how tiny you are, you could travel to a remote part of the world and behold the night sky, or stand atop a mountain and contemplate its immensity, or you could try to find the best garlic press on Amazon… Granted, there are many more stars in the night sky than the 300 or so garlic presses visible on Amazon’s U.S. site. But wading through page after page of those listings, for items with tens of thousands of collective reviews, is, like many searches on Amazon, increasingly an exercise in frustration, despair and confusion.”

Yahoo Finance: This ‘rater’ gets paid $10 an hour to teach Google’s algorithm — and he’s not alone

Yahoo Finance: This ‘rater’ gets paid $10 an hour to teach Google’s algorithm — and he’s not alone. “Google Search may feel like magic, but the engine’s efficacy relies on hourly employees who work for a subcontractor. In the internet age, these are, quite literally, the people who help you find the right pair of pants.”