—This paper focuses on the development of digital
economy as well as its dependence on free labor. The
researcher reviews related literature and studies, and conducts
interview among young entrepreneurs to seek answers to
questions related to the aforementioned. Digital economy is not
just a phenomenon; it is a formation which intersects on the
one hand with the postmodern cultural economy and on the
other hand with the information industry that constitutes a
challenge to a theoretical and practical engagement with the
question of labor. Digitization affects the metabolism of the
economy the same way it significantly affects the capacity of
humans to communicate across time and space. It is an
important area of experimentation which relies on free labor.
—Dependence, digital economy, digitization,
Analiza D. Resurreccion is with the De La Salle Lipa, Philippines (email:
Cite: Analiza D. Resurreccion, " Dependence of Digital Economy on Free Labor," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 5, no. 5, pp. 461-465, 2015.