Fare Game: Taking the rating economy for a ride

Al Jazeera America, LLC
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Consumers are used to rating products on their quality, but in the digital economy, the customer is often rated as well. Want to take a vacation? Make sure your Airbnb reputation is good. Want to get a car home at night? Check your Uber score. How do these systems change our behavior? Who do they help, and who could they hurt? In this graphic short, we investigate how this developing economy is playing out.



"Fare game" is the second in our series examining how technology is changing our daily lives. Starting in a surprising Uber ride that Josh and Michael recently took, they look at how customer ratings have given us all an incentive to spy on one another.



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About the author

Michael Keller is a multimedia journalist at Al Jazeera America covering issues at the intersection of technology and civic life.
His work has appeared in The Washington Post, The Atlantic, Newsweek/Daily Beast, and others. He graduated from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 2011 and is a research Fellow at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University. [mhkeller.com]

Josh Neufeld is a nonfiction cartoonist living in Brooklyn. His previous works include A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge, The Influencing Machine: Brooke Gladstone On the Media, and the ongoing series The Vagabonds. Neufeld was a 2012–2013 Knight-Wallace Fellow in Journalism at the University of Michigan. [JoshComix.com]

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Al Jazeera America, LLC
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Published on
Dec 19, 2015
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Pages
6
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Language
English
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Genres
Computers / Internet / General
Computers / Security / Online Safety & Privacy
Language Arts & Disciplines / Journalism
Law / Privacy
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