Trebor Scholz work is cited in Ned Resnikoff’s recent article in Al Jazeera America. The article discuses the hidden workforce of low wage mode
rators and takes a look at how California’s tech boom affects the working class.
Trebor Scholz, a professor of culture and media at the New School in New York City, is trying to envision what these uses might look like. One potential alternative would be crowdsourcing platforms operated by unions and worker-owned cooperatives. In such a model, he said, the crowdsourcing platform would serve as a “virtual hiring hall.” The profits generated by content moderation and other digital labor could go toward pension funds and child care.
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