In which one of Airbnb’s star hosts in Rome turns out to be anything other than a “regular local”. Continue reading
We can learn things from the gaps in the data that Uber and Airbnb make public. Continue reading
A change from our usual programming to look at “The 2001 Anthrax Deception: the case for a domestic conspiracy” by Graeme MacQueen. Continue reading
Uber is expanding to Toronto and other Canadian cities. A long post arguing why Uber should be given a one-star rating and be deactivated. Continue reading
Three writerly things I’m enthusiastic about at the moment.
Second, I’m off to New York City next week to take part in the Digital Labor conference. I’ll be on a panel on The Future of Workers in the Sharing Economy; we each talk for about 30 minutes and then discuss. I’ll be talking in part about reputation.
Third is an article in progress, but more on that later.
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The story of Botto Bistro and Yelp, and why we should demand that reputation-system owners be accountable before we demonize “fake reviews”. Continue reading