Having evolved from their frivolous origins, online networks are now being used to mitigate crises, crowdsource journalism, connect multinational enterprises, and countless other uses.
But our over-reliance on these networks often involves a hefty price tag.
Surveys have revealed that an astonishing number of individuals receive their news from social media — by some estimates, over 40% of adults. While this may, on the one hand, be hailed as progress towards an informed society, there is heavy concern about the so-called “echo-chamber” bias.
In this week’s People On The Grid, we talked with Digital Nomad Fabian Dittrich. What is a Digital Nomads you may ask?
Who doesn’t love to travel? It’s 2016, and everyone seems to have caught the travel bug. Even a new lifestyle is emerging to accommodate this widespread desire to see the world: Digital Nomadery. I’m sure you’ve all heard of at least one person living this lifestyle. Jumping from city to city, working from their laptop, all while sight-seeing and partying with people from all over the world.
Welcome to the new working dream. The classic 9 to 5 working lifestyle is becoming “passé”, and if you want to keep up with times, you better start thinking differently.