I love Uber/Lyft, but I do get annoyed with the term "ridesharing". It suggest a utopia of multiple people sharing a private vehicle to get to the same or nearby destinations, saving the planet and easing congestion. Whilst that is one of the options on the app, it's most likely the least used one. They are private hire firms, although operating using technology rather than a CB radio.
I also get irritated with people trying to claim the drivers are employees. They log in and out of the app as they wish and can pick and choose the customers. They are independent drivers and that's all there is to it.