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How Many Days Have You Been Waiting for Your Uber?

Venture capitalist Shervin Pishevar has spent more than 31 days' worth of time riding in an Uber.

The Nation

What’s your lifetime total time spent riding in an Uber? A few hours? A day? How about 21 days, 22 hours and 33 minutes, over a total of 2,958 trips — currently the top of the leaderboard on the new site Uber Totals. That accomplishment belongs to a former Twitter product manager named Christopher Golda.

(Golda’s nearly 3,000 trips completely crushes my own total — 69 rides for a total of more than 18 hours.)

Built by WordPress developer Bryce Adams for an ongoing Uber API hackathon, Uber Totals might prompt some reflection about how much you personally have contributed to a company valued at $41 billion.

Worried about the app infringing on your privacy? Uber CEO Travis Kalanick noted in a comment to a Facebook post about the site from Uber investor Shervin Pishevar that Uber API access does not include pickup or destination addresses.

The site does include total and average number of rides, miles, time spent and time spent waiting for an Uber to arrive. Golda, for example, has spent some 10 days waiting for Uber. It also splits rides out by UberX, UberBLACK, et cetera. More than 6,000 people have checked their own totals so far.

By the way, Sherpa Ventures’ Pishevar has taken 1,671 total rides — currently No. 20 on the leaderboard. But his rides tend to be longer, so they add up to an astonishing total of more than 31 days spent in an Uber. And while Pishevar’s receipts aren’t posted, Uber Totals reports he takes UberBLACK (the premium option) almost half the time (the venture capital lifestyle ain’t cheap). Kalanick, meanwhile, does not appear to have publicly checked out his trip data.

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