But that exactly what they become on opaque digital platforms.
A.k.a “The social trends behind my most successful tweet to date”.
“Then Peer Production sat down and wept, because there were not other worlds for her to conquer”
I have argued for a while, making concrete examples, that it is really ridiculous, and a sign of incompetence, to call stuff like Uber or AirBnB “sharing economy”. This week one of those examples came true.
It looks like the UK Labour party will soon call for closer scrutiny of tech firms and their algorithms. If all goes well, it just won’t work, and that will the end of it. Otherwise, it will be really bad.