The State of Work in the Digital Age

Ashley Barrington
Dec 28, 2020 · 5 min read
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Technology platforms created the gig economy, promising flexibility and opportunity for workers. But do they really make work better for workers?

As an “old” millennial, I was born into a world where technology didn’t touch every aspect of my life. Yes, the optionality was there, but it wasn’t all consuming. E-commerce was around but I preferred shopping at the mall. I didn’t have a Myspace account until college, and I first joined Facebook when it was a network exclusively for college students. I remember feeling conflicted when access was opened to anyone — not just college students — and then they added the newsfeed.

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Ashley Barrington

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I am a supply chain enthusiast passionate about the future of work and improving sustainable practices in the fashion industry. Let’s connect @ashley-barring.

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Ashley Barrington

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I am a supply chain enthusiast passionate about the future of work and improving sustainable practices in the fashion industry. Let’s connect @ashley-barring.

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