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The Sweatshop of Professional Blogging?

The Sweatshop of Professional Blogging?

The New York Times reports on the proliferation of paid bloggers who are being pushed to the brink under the stress to constantly post in a constantly updated world:

“They work long hours, often to exhaustion. Many are paid by the piece — not garments, but blog posts. This is the digital-era sweatshop. You may know it by a different name: home.”

“I haven’t died yet,” said Michael Arrington, the founder and co-editor of TechCrunch, a popular technology blog. The site has brought in millions in advertising revenue, but there has been a hefty cost. Mr. Arrington says he has gained 30 pounds in the last three years, developed a severe sleeping disorder and turned his home into an office for him and four employees. “At some point, I’ll have a nervous breakdown and be admitted to the hospital, or something else will happen.”

Read Matt Richtel’s full piece here.

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