“Three years ago, he was flipping burgers at McDonald’s. Today Mr. Haag, 22, skinny and blindingly pale, makes his living playing Call of Duty, a popular series of war games where players run around trying to shoot one another.” And as the NYT reports, Mr. Haag makes about a million bucks a year “sitting in a soft chair smashing buttons.”

+ The New Yorker’s Ben McGrath on the rise of the professional cyber athlete. (Sidenote to my kids: Daddy will be coming home from work late again today…)

+ Facebook is rumored to be planning a version of its service designed for the workplace. That’s bad news for those of us who got a job to avoid Facebook.