Binge-Watching for a Living: Meet Netflix's “Taggers”

Binge-watching Netflix shows might be a guilty pleasure for most people — but for Netflix "taggers," watching movies and shows for hours on end is a paying job, NBC News reported. Taggers like Josh Garrell and Kipp Scholl are paid to watch titles and then tag them with genres or subgenres, like "thriller" or "horror," and even character traits like "diabolical" or "truthful." The tags help the streaming service generate viewing suggestions to keep customers planted squarely in front of their screens. And there's a specific technique: "I use a projector and a 110-inch screen. I close the shades, get light down, grab snacks, soda or beer and get to work," Garrell says.

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