The Rise of Social Media Tribes & The Collapse of Discourse

Civility is not saying negative or harsh things. It is not the absence of critical analysis. It is the manner in which we are sharing this territorial freedom of political discussion. If our discourse is yelled and screamed and interrupted and patronized, that’s uncivil. — Richard Dreyfuss

Recently, I found myself listening to a random news item; I heard the following words spoken that got my attention:

Para [“……social media is no different, people gravitate towards people like them — their tribe so to speak….”

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7 Flaws in Facebook User Experience (Ux)

Twelve years ago, I engaged in a heated discussion with a group of designers about Facebook; the discussion centered on whether their brand of social networks was a sustainable business model. We agreed then to disagree about various aspects of the User Experience (Ux), and that was that. It is now 2018, and I want to revisit some of my ongoing issues with Facebook. Many of these points reflect why in 2016 I have dropped off the platform. Today many of the Ux problems persists with no end in sight.

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The Gig Economy, Personal Brands & The Future of Work — Are you ready?

Last year, I found myself sitting at my corporate job, staring blankly at my screen, like everyone else. For the most part, my job constituted of sitting in my chair at home or my city office, overlooking Queens Park — looking the part of a successful corporate gal but dying inside. My days were lackluster, sitting in beige conference rooms, churning out the same series of words — “let’s table that” , “let’s escalate”, “let’s re-circle” , “disruption”. Every day was beginning to feel like Groundhog Day — its own kind of mental demise.


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