What motivates us online(?)

Had enough of social media? Need a break from influencers and bragging online friends? I’m afraid quitting social media won’t help you. Taking a break doesn’t relieve you from your social media addiction and fear of missing out. Social media has become a part of how we communicate. And it became part of our basic …

#communication #facebook #fomo #inspiration #instagram #jomo #motivation #socialmedia #values

Breaking through the noise

There is a lot of noise on social media, and it’s hard to break through it. It uses our curiosity and our fear of missing out to keep us on the platform. It mines for our attention with highly adaptive algorithms. And forces us to share every moment and aspect of our life. But who’s …

#facebook #fomo #friends #instagram #jomo #socialmedia #twitter

Disinformation, a fight against fake news

We need to distinguish two terms in fake news. Misinformation and disinformation. That one consonant makes a difference. They both mean false information, but the latter is set to deliberately mislead. People doing their own research online will easily fall into a web of deception. So it’s hard to combat fake news. As it goes …

#disinformation #factcheck #fakenews #misinformation #propaganda #socialmedia

Technology on the rise

While remote work is becoming the norm this year, it’s clear that we depend more on technology than ever before. Telework forces us to communicate differently and work smarter. A quick call is replaced with a quick chat through video. And somehow it reassures me that we start to believe in the advantages of technology …

#pandemic #remotwork #socialmedia #stem #technology #trustyourtechnolust #videocall