“We (drivers) have become the functional end of the app.”

What’s Going On in the Workforce?

“We have become the functional end of the app.” A price war between Lyft & Uber means real problems for the drivers from both services.

For May Day, Paul Hiebert looked at the difference between the US and the rest of the world, when it comes to work-play balance.

From Partners

“Civic tech doesn’t work unless it works for everyone.” Great blog post from Catherine Bracy about what Code for America’s doing next.

Sharing, Solidarity & Sustainability

Check out this website, which is pointing out to insurance companies the license plates of cars being used by Uber and Lyft drivers. I guess some people really don’t like to share…

“Businesses need to be about two things—staff and customers.” So pay a living wage, folks, if you wanna be considered a socially-conscious business.

24% of the US’s largest companies have their CEO pay tied to some kind of sustainability metrics.

Organizing Theory

Here’s a novel plan from folks in California—let’s give corporations a tax incentive to promote more equity between CEOs and workers.

This is a really good wiki of how/why to create a protest or rally, done by people who want to draw the world’s attention to the plight of 234 Nigerian girls who were kidnapped from school & trafficked.

Thinking about using mobile technology to motivate voters in this mid-year electing? A new poll from Gallup shows there’s plenty of room, in that organizing space.

If it feels like your organization’s Facebook reach has gotten reduced, you might be right. Here’s why.

Reputation, Reputation, Reputation

“Whether it is possible to attribute real change to the use of satire, or whether it just makes those who tell the jokes feel better, can’t be empirically proven.” Yes. And yet, the reaction to online satire seems to lend itself to an interpretation that it is effective.

Geeking Out

The next time you think you see a bug crawling across your floor, check again. It may be a nanobot. That is, if you’re hosting some kind of manufacturing process.

This engineer hacked a guy’s brain. No, really.

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