Earlier today I read an excellent essay by Umair Haque titled The Social Media Bubble, hosted on the Harvard Business Review blog. Quite simply, the essay, (the first part of two, it seems) posits: “Despite all the excitement surrounding social media, the Internet isn’t connecting us as much as we think it is. It’s largely home to weak, artificial connections, what I call thin relationships.” After that hypothesis, the author then goes on to touch on points of relationship, trust, disempowerment, hate, exclusion and value to support his position. …more
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