Social Media Now

9 hours ago
Email Is Not Your Master
A few years ago I was asked to speak on a panel of female entrepreneurs to discuss our journey into the world of business ownership. At the same time, I was in the middle of a resolution I had committed to. A resolution I called the "Year of No” and that included email.
12 hours ago
Is Social Media Simply Too Sick And Depraved To Continue?
The Verge’s latest expose on the inhuman working conditions of Facebook’s content moderators sheds light once again on the depravity of the human condition and the indescribable horrors that people all across the world share on social media. Has social media become so dark as to be beyond hope?
14 hours ago
Facebook's Content Moderators As Modern Coal Miners
Our modern-day coal miners are unfortunately doomed to work themselves into early deaths until the coming AI revolution can replace them, yet another casualty of the dark machinery that lurks beneath the happy sunny Web we all take for granted.
20 hours ago
Libra: An Interesting Idea, If Only Facebook Weren't Involved
Libra is an interesting idea and hugely ambitious: a universal cryptocurrency has huge potential to do good. But unfortunately, it’s in the wrong hands. Bearing in mind the disaster that Facebook created with our personal data, one can only wonder at what it will do with our financial transactions.
Jun 19, 2019
Do Instagram's Ads Reinforce Harmful Stereotypes?
As society is becoming more aware of the dangers of sexist stereotypes and the immense harm such imagery can have on body image and body confidence, it raises the question of whether social platforms should be required to do more to cull ads that promote harmful stereotypes.