As a digital product manager, and someone who works in the software industry, I think it’s a cheap and lazy position to blame social media for our problems, and it’s time we think a bit harder.
Social media is largely a mirror to the human experience. Sure it makes communication more efficient, but is that itself a bad thing?
Let’s talk about the line these companies are forced to walk while their people are shooting for progress. And that is what social media is: progress. …
The Roomba drones along the floor.
Should we stay or should we go?
I lift my feet to let it slide by. I’ve just come up from a cigarette out on the street where I met a man who didn’t look homeless, but didn’t seem quite right, either. He came right up and asked me for a light. By instinct I reached for the lighter inside my pocket. He said,
“Thanks man, the guy before you was too afraid to come near.”
I reflexively held up the lighter for him to borrow, but then cupped my hands and lit his…