A response, or perhaps more of additions to Simon Sinek's recent video about Millennials. His video is below. We also include the CAMP Method of Motivation worksheet for people.
On Friday, September 18th at 8:00am the Hudson-Mohawk Chapter of the Association for Talent Development (formerly American Society for Training and Development) will host Matt Harrington, author, trainer and speaker at an event that focuses on organizational learning and preparing for the new “social” worker.
So the other day I deleted the Facebook app from my smart phone (as the title might suggest). I had finally gotten to the point where my eyes were exhausted and bloodshot from staring too long at the blue-boxed platform that keeps me up-to-date with “everything in the entire world.” My ‘finger swipe refresh’ was doing just the opposite – with little updates coming through, every other second of the swipe, I was not refreshed. I felt depressed, guiltier and guiltier as I realized I was addicted to status updates and my Facebook app.
Special guest Giulia Sergi has worked in a variety of technology roles; previously with Bank of America, and now currently with HealthScape. She is also a graduate student at Northwestern University studying Learning and Organizational Change. Her passion is around understanding the dynamics of organizations, teams, and the individuals in them. Today she joins us to talk about the idea of knowledge sharing and why it’s crucial in our work environments especially as the it gets more complex and fast-paced. Millennials obviously play a crucial role (and are somewhat of a pioneer) in this idea of knowledge sharing so we wanted to get her on the show to talk to us about the idea.
What do you think? Are the more secretive apps therapeutic or another self aggrandizing platform for our generation to embrace, or worse, could they become the next platform for bullies and suicides as we talked about last week? Do these apps free us to share emotion and thoughts that would otherwise be suppressed and potentially harmful or do they allow us to retract even more from reality and the boundaries of society to build a world of fantastical secrecy without consequence?
The Secret app and the Whisper app allow users to send messages anonymously and receive replies. Users post messages which are displayed as text superimposed over an image, similar to greeting cards. Secret differs from Whisper and other anonymous sharing apps such as PostSecret and Yik Yak in that it is intended for sharing primarily with friends, making it more interesting and addictive for people reading the secret, anonymous updates because of the closeness of the real relationship.
The Anonymous Trend
Obviously, this is different from what we currently consider social media in the sense that it doesn’t seem too openly social but rather private and behind closed doors (or screens). These types of apps are all part of a growing trend towards anonymous and quasi-anonymous sharing, which is meant as a certain slap in the face to Facebook and other social media that push to encourage real name use throughout the Internet.