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Why are platforms so important?

They are paradigms of a new model of organization (accumulation) and valorization, which incorporate the main characteristics of bio-cognitive capitalism.

Even the labour performance changes and takes on new peculiarities, although we are often accustomed to connect to the platforms mainly manual labour (riders, Amazon, logistics in general).

But, this view is too partial.

In platform capitalism all forms of work (from semi-slavery to consulting) are present together, and each of these forms is synergic with the others.

According to Srnicek (2017), platforms embody four characteristics.

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