The gig economy and social media are closely related. The two have grown side by side, and both have forever changed the way we work, live, and play. But has the internet brought us together or isolated us? It seems that despite being connected by a web of technology, we are segregated. Social media is siloed. Gig workers are on their own. Big Data knows more about us than we know about each other. Perhaps there’s a future of work in which technology can bring us back together?
We live in era of interaction -- a time in which productive interactions tremendously influence performance. If there’s one leading trend that has defined commerce and employment in this century, it’s social media. We review companies, shop, recruit and perform job searches through increasingly sophisticated social platforms. So it surprised investors and analysts to learn that Twitter is stagnating. In February, the pioneering social network announced that its earnings fell four percent and[...]