“I strongly believe the contemporary fetish of liking and sharing cheapens the way we consume our information. Don’t get me wrong, I do see value in community driven content, but there’s also a lot of dirt and sensationalism. Some days it feels like I’m reading the front page of a cheap tabloid.” – Jef Claes
My hypothesis suggests that social media engagement and macroeconomic conditions are inversely related.
Meaning: as people become more professionally engaged they will naturally engage less with social media.
Yes, this means the boom in Facebook and Twitter activiy etc over the past 4 years was more about people coping with interesting times than anything else.
How can we test my hypothesis?
– U.S. underemployment drops below 18%?
– Other options?
* I removed the name to make a larger point – garrick.