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    • Uberland

    • How Algorithms Are Rewriting the Rules of Work
    • By: Alex Rosenblat
    • Narrated by: Emily Beresford
    • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Silicon Valley technology is transforming the way we work, and Uber is leading the charge. Upending our understanding of work in the digital age, Uberland paints a future where any of us might be managed by a faceless boss. Based on award-winning technology ethnographer Alex Rosenblat's experience of riding over 5,000 miles with Uber drivers, daily visits to online forums, and face-to-face discussions with senior Uber employees, Uberland goes beyond the headlines to reveal the complicated politics of popular technologies that are manipulating both workers and consumers. 

    Non-member price: $29.24

    • Alex Rosenblat on Star-Rating Your Uber Driver

    • By: Alex Rosenblat
    • Narrated by: Dave Summers
    • Length: 22 mins
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    If you've ever taken an Uber you know that you give your driver a rating at the end of your journey. You probably know that their job depends on how good their average score is. But do you know how high that score has to be before they are essentially fired? And did you know the drivers can rate you too? Alex Rosenblat, author of the new book Uberland: How Algorithms are Rewriting the Rules of Work, joins us to go behind the scenes on what your drivers are dealing with and the difficult choices they often have to make. 

    Non-member price: $1.38