Can You Handle The Life Of A Contractor And Today's Gig Econcomy?

There is no shortage of micro jobs in Silicon Valley: There are "gig" jobs that involve nothing more than a laptop or smartphone and a handful of contractors who take the job for a fee. There are also other types of jobs that require fewer workers but are still micro in nature.

Such as: "lounge" which is a job that has only a small number of people working or that is done in a limited way, such as working a desk outfitted with the most technologically advanced computers, a couple times a year; "bug," which is a job that has a big number of people doing something in a limited way but one that can still be done by a group of people at a time (the "bug" job) and which is performed at a desk by a handful of people who use specialized software.

As the number of independent contractors increases, the quality of work that can be done in micro jobs or micro gigs declines as well; the work required of these individuals is often too small, the work tasks too small, and the workload too small.

The idea that they want to get away from being dependent on the government and work for themselves is something that many of us have heard a lot about recently.

What this really means is that the internet has a very small amount of government involvement in it, with the exception of the FCC making sure that if one of the sites you visit gets banned or shut down, it also doesn't just affect you but your ISP . It's actually more important for the ISP that lets you visit some web sites and don't get banned than it is that you visit them. All ISPs have to do is check a database that includes a list of web pages that have been blacklisted, and if they see one on the list that's blocked that day, they won't let you visit it.

The government doesn't just look at those databases and then block everything; they use a set of algorithms to try to guess the most popular page, and then block it based on what the most popular pages on that page contain. If you were to look at the top ten sites on that list and read through any of them, if they had a message on them, it might say something like "NSA surveillance not supported by American law." That's not to say that the content on these sites isn't interesting. On the contrary, it's often more interesting than what you read on the popular and reputable sites on the list

Matthew Meyatt.