This post is not about social media measurement. But it is about exploited workers and an incipient robot takeover, which is almost as interesting.
A couple weeks ago I read "I Was a Warehouse Wage Slave" by Mac McClelland in Mother Jones, an article that chronicles the hard, soulless, and barely-paid life of U.S. warehouse workers. It's a well-written piece on a topical subject. And if you've bought anything recently from Amazon or other online shopping behemoth, then it is sure to make you feel guilty for your contribution to this abusive employment.
So, it is was with great pleasure that today I came across the video below, which shows the new Kiva robot system purchased by Amazon for managing warehouse inventory. -- WTP
--Bill Paarlberg is editor of The Measurement Standard blog and newsletter, and of Katie Paine's book “Measure What Matters.” He is also editor of the book “Measuring the Networked Nonprofit,” by Beth Kanter and Katie Paine, which will be published this year by Wiley.
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