When confronted by the lowest forms of Internet communication, even the most grizzled and cynical Internet veterans are regularly surprised on the downside. And most of us only see an infinitesimal fraction of the bile spewed during a never-ending horror show. Imagine being one of the thousands of moderators tasked with finding, viewing, and blocking the content that would otherwise render social networks uninhabitable. According to one of them, “Everybody hits the wall, generally between three and five months. You just think, ‘Holy shit, what am I spending my day doing? This is awful.'” From Wired’s Adrian Chen: The Laborers Who Keep Dick Pics and Beheadings Out of Your Facebook Feed.

+ Charity workers posed as a virtual ten year-old girl named Sweetie to lure potential online predators. “More than 20,000 users from 71 countries approached Sweetie with requests for obscene performances.”

+ Buzzfeed: What kind of creep sells a celebrity’s naked photos on the internet?

+ The NYT’s Nick Bilton: Of Facebook’s 7,185 employees, Arturo Bejar may have the most difficult job … teaching the site’s 1.3 billion users … how to be nice and respectful to one another.”