Thanks to everyone who joined our tweet chat on the future of work on Labor Day evening—check out a storify of selected tweets.
Reputation, reputation, reputation
Wanna hide from facial recognition software? Here’s a good walk-through of how to use makeup to do it. Note: this is not your mother’s use of eye shadow.
Sharing, Solidarity & Sustainability
Sure, you’ve used Uber to get from one place to another. But has the sharing economy reached your municipal government yet? There’s only so many potholes that one small town can fill in a year—why not share an asphalt spreader?
And while we’re on the subject of public-private partnerships, why not read up on Secaucus, NJ’s experiments with an entirely new kind of public transit system? Solar-powered, no less.
Will the full fruition of the sharing economy make us lonelier?
In the EU, and have stuff in your house you’re willing to share with a neighbor? This project will give you stickers to put on your mailbox, showing what you’d be willing to share.
Would a basic income make a more equal society in the UK? New Statesman says yes.
Wonder what a day in the life of a social media organizer is like? Here’s an interesting interview with meme slinger Joe Solomon of Upwell.
If you’re working to increase digital innovation within a pre-internet era organization (perhaps, a union?), you should check out these best practices from a panel at last year’s South by Southwest.
Amnesty International launched a partnership with Tinder (swipe right?) to raise awareness that not all women have the right to pick their own partners, on International Women’s Day.
Open-source map-making software that can use data from XML feeds, Google Fusion Tables and other online data? Sign us up for MapMaker!
What’s Going on in the Workforce?
When are most Americans at work? NPR’s Planet Money produced this helpful infograph to chart what time different job classifications work during the day. Sadly, organizer doesn’t make the cut.
Southern California Uber drivers ally with the Teamsters.
Want to join the battle for Net Neutrality? September 10th will be Internet Slowdown day—click to join.
Last week, we wrote about Uber’s decision to start short-term, same-day delivery service. This week, they’ve opened their API to new app developers. Conclusion? You’ll eventually Uber everything. Uber for Pizza? Uber for Cat Litter? I just hope they bring back the Uber Kitten program.