By Trebor Scholz, Platform Cooperativism
The platform cooperativism movement intervenes at a moment of social crisis in the United States when ninety-four percent of jobs created over the past decade were not in the employment category. In 2016, over twelve million workers have made money on labor platforms. Much of that work is invisible with laborers often exploited, tucked away between algorithms. And over the long-term, as more labor markets shift to the Internet, it also matters that ownership of cloud services and social hangouts on the Internet is highly concentrated.
By Trebor Scholz, Trebor Scholz blog
The “sharing economy” is just as exhilarating and vexing as the Web 2.0 meme was nine years ago.