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Revealed: Facebook’s Project to Find Out What People Really Want in Their News Feed

Did you catch this article by Steven Levy about how 30 Knoxville contractors are a part of helping shape Facebook’s News Feed? Me neither, so I’m sharing it.

Every weekday beginning at around nine, 30 contracted white-collar laborers arrive at a generic office park in the outskirts of Knoxville, Tennessee. They are in their twenties and thirties, more or less evenly split in gender. They head to a three-story building that hosts the outposts of multiple companies and head to a space modeled on the open floor plan of the main Facebook offices in Menlo Park, California, with walls dotted with some of the same posters that hang at One Hacker Way. ~ via Backchannel — Medium

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