The introduction of property rights with strong guarantees would certainly improve the situation for creators on the web. But in addition the legal structure of the platforms themselves also needs to be rethought.
From this piece on Google’s featured snippets and the company’s aim to deliver answers instead of search results: For one thing, people really like this style of search. “It’s having a very good impact on the search results. People love them,” said Eric Enge, CEO of Stone Temple Consulting, a digital marketing agency that has…… Continue reading Sometime You Shouldn’t Give the People What They Want | Google’s Featured Snippets, Convenience, Understanding
There is a vivid discussion right now whether or not Facebook played a crucial part in making Trump. It’s funny to me that the very same company that not too long ago faced enormous criticism for allegedly being biased towards liberal news, is now responsible for Trump. Apparently Facebook can have its cake and eat it…… Continue reading Did Facebook Make Trump?
A few days ago I tackled the common pushback against gig economy platforms (or talent aggregators as I refer to them) from a macro-perspective. Today, I want to focus on the micro level in a b2b environment¹. One of the biggest issues currently discussed with regards to the gig economy – as it currently presents itself, one ought…… Continue reading Companies Will Improve Gig Workers’ Experience Over Time
A week ago I wrote about the the Small/Big Dualism of Networked, Decentralized Systems. In there, I talked about some of the ‘gig economy platforms’ like Uber or AirBnB (I dubbed them aggregators in conformity with the article’s theme). Because I took a broad, systemic view in the piece I remained very neutral. I wrote: If we…… Continue reading On Pushback Against Gig Economy Platforms