Although I use Facebook predominantly for private purposes (e.g., connecting with family and friends, sharing interesting content, personal ‘photobook’), it does make for an interesting observation channel for ‘human behaviour’. For example, I observed people’s reactions to the recent terror attacks on the French magazine Charlie Hebdo. Although many Facebook account profile pictures switched to the revered “Je suis Charlie” quote, some of my connections (and connections of connections) preferred to highlight the importance of respecting religion and the dangers of satirical humour. Others highlighted the importance of clearly distinguishing between religious beliefs and extremism. These observations reminded me of the innate differences that exist between people, the way we think and what we believe in.
A few years ago, I resigned from a good position at a management consultancy. The position was interesting, secure and provided opportunities for me to work across various topics and industries in the region. However, after becoming a mother, my … [Continue reading]
In 2003, two of the most popular business focused social networks were founded - LinkedIn in the US and Xing in Germany. Both social networks share similar objectives – to connect businesses and people in a professional setting online. These … [Continue reading]