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?
Is Facebook About to Pivot?
Despite the comfort we find in the familiar, we understand that change is a healthy thing. It’s the impetus that drives evolution and spurs innovation. It’s the impulse that compels so many of us to make New Year’s resolutions. It’s also why Mark Zuckerberg announced that his annual challenge – which until now has always been of a personal nature – is to “fix Facebook” this year. And after all the flak Facebook caught in 2017, the timing couldn’t be better.
The world needs no introduction to Google. Across the globe, its brand signifies the most ubiquitous search engine the Internet has ever known. Google also offers businesses and individuals a wide array of useful products, such as Drive, Calendar, Gmail, Maps, YouTube and more. However, the company’s platform is more robust than some may imagine. There are services devoted to education, scholarly research, group collaboration, fine arts, virtual reality and a sort of “Slack Lite” social[...]
Google I/O is the search giant’s highly anticipated annual event. Each year, the conference brings together developers for an immersive, three-day experience focused on exploring the next generation of technology. Google’s Rahul Roy-chowdhury, vice president of Product Development, highlighted his keynote speech by heralding the arrival of the mobile web. An average user visits more than 100 websites on a mobile device every month. That means expectations for speed and quality have risen[...]