Yes, the click farms on HBO's 'Silicon Valley' are a real thing and they aren't going away

Warning: There are spoilers ahead for "Silicon Valley."

In the Sunday season finale of "Silicon Valley," Pied Piper nearly collapses after Richard Hendricks admits to using a "click farm."

It makes for a compelling story, but unless you're an expert in the ways of the web business, you might find yourself wondering just how realistic that plot was.

So here's the deal.

If you make things for the internet, your career sinks or floats on an ocean of clicks. That's true in journalism, on

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