Social media has done much to enrich our world, but its possibly done just as much to dehumanise our lives.
The problems with social media and other social technology are complex, and not solved by any one business doing things differently. But they are solvable by a community effort, over time, once we have a deep enough understanding of the issues.
As a rough overview, these are some of our concerns:
Mental health deterioration
Breakdown of truth and sense-making
Polarization of communities
Insidious political manipulation
Superficialisation of relationships
Please visit the Center for Humane Technology to get a deeper understanding of these problems. We really recommend this site.
We Are Humans Project Platforms
We are keen to use social media to engage with our community. But we are committed to doing this in a consciously designed way that cares for people. We are currently on the hunt for a skilled social media person who can build a platform presence that satisfies this commitment. Until we have that person, we will not be on social media.
If you have these skills and like what you see here, please GET IN TOUCH. We'd love to hear from you.
Look for articles on this topic coming up in our RESOURCES section. Meanwhile, stay safe, and take care of your time online.