With this post my FOR THE RIDE INSIDE site makes a slight change in course.
I’ll post Uber updates here, infrequent but informative. If all this Uber talk is confusing, then maybe you haven’t yet heard about the popular and quickly growing ride-sharing business that spans the globe. It’s part of the new global economy…the Sharing Economy (http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21573104-internet-everything-hire-rise-sharing-economy)!
Rather than crafting a whole new synopsis of how/when Uber was conceived, I’ve provided article/YouTube links below that will get you up to speed. But the bottom line: If you don’t yet have the Uber app loaded on your smartphone (Apple, Android, Windows device) and your own Uber account activated and ready for you to RIDE…take some time to get it done before the end of the day. While you may not have plans to hop into a taxi anytime soon, it’s always good to be prepared. You may even request an Uber just for the heck of it, to see what all the buzz is about. In the Uber world, there are RIDERS and DRIVERS, so maybe (like me) you’ll opt for the DRIVER role. BTW…at the end of this post is a link to help you create your Uber account and earn a FREE RIDE (valued between $20-$30).
The logical place to start is http://www.uber.com. The site is a great resource to learn about the leadership of the $18 BILLION dollar company.
Here’s what Uber has to say in their About Us section:
Uber is evolving the way the world moves. By seamlessly connecting riders to drivers through our apps, we make cities more accessible, opening up more possibilities for riders and more business for drivers. From our founding in 2009 to our launches in over 200 cities today, Uber’s rapidly expanding global presence continues to bring people and their cities closer.
You’ll find these other resources as well:
– Engaging marketing collateral, including a Press Kit
– Details of the Uber App…the secret sauce at Uber
– Uber’s position on Safety
– History of the company and company profile
– How to become a driver for Uber
– Log In portal to manager the Driver and Rider accounts
– Overview of Uber’s statement of line, from the basic/low cost uberX to the Premium/higher cost UberLux
– Links to download apps for the common platforms
– Career Opportunities (500-600 positions listed in locations around the world)
– Help Center
– Links to find Uber on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+
Uber Driver Training Video: How the Uber System Works
The issue with Uber’s Surge Pricing
A story from my hometown…Grand Rapids, MI (uberX launched in July 2014)
City of Grand Rapids won’t regulate or license Uber drivers
My own Twitter feed @uXGRR (Ub’r Tweet’r)
An the part you’ve been waiting for…your link to a FREE RIDE!
(NOTE: This is a Secure site, hosted by Uber Technologies, Inc.)
Another INSIDE RIDE post is coming soon!
Enjoy the peak of the FALL Season over the next few weeks!
2 thoughts on “Another kind of RIDE: An UBER Obsession”
Love the Uber ride – great post! Keep up the great work – you really provide great information, music and rides. Thank you for this Uber service.
Thanks Laura. The ‘Uber Ride’ playlist is still not finished…I need to work on that.