@jezzy I would immediately use this instead of Uber and Lyft.
@mike Right? Mastodon kind of makes me feel a good route for circumventing giant abusive companies is just to decentralize, like, everything.
I guess that’s the idea behind shopping local. Hah
Fare setting is possibly the hardest. If such a platform is a true market, then there will always be some driver trying to get an edge by undercutting, and fares will race to the bottom again.
@shannon @chillgamesh @jezzy @mike (using terminology from how mastodon works) I wonder if selective federating and defederating would be a big boon in setting fares. Like if there were instances that only federated with other instances that met certain minimum fare requirements and maybe even required each driver to publish their rates a few weeks out so there wouldn't be realtime lowballing.
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