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TaskRabbit, Uber, Airbnb and Kitchen Surfing

Alexandrea J. Ravenelle: Hustle and Gig. Struggling and Surviving in the Sharing Economy

Platformer: The so-called sharing economy promises freedom to organize one's own working life. Sociologist Alexandrea J. Ravenelle examines the survival conditions of platform workers.

The technology of yield

Alex Rosenblat: Uberland. How Algorithms Are Rewriting the Rules of Work

: Uber's algorithms rewrite the conditions of work, says technology ethnographer Alex Rosenblat. But the question is whether the app company is not just taking advantage of the existing conditions.