To traditionalist dismay, it seems onsite assessment centres and physical face-to-face Interviews will be more difficult to organise in a more digital post-Covid-19 environment. Even with the eventual reopening of offices and borders, the lack of a remote-option will be a deliberate choice to look away from a rapidly growing subset of talented remote-labourers.
Thank you for applying for the position of Experience Designer at Wonk Bridge. We would like to remind you that whilst the work is remote, you may be asked to travel occasionally depending on the client’s technological arrangements.
We would like to invite you to participate in our Assessment Centre. Your interview is scheduled for May 4, 2025, on our proprietary VR-workspace. …
An introduction to Political astroturfing and its devastating effects on diverse and divided political environments in particular.
A 5-minuter from Wonk Bridge
At Wonk Bridge, among our broader ambitions is a fuller understanding of our “Network Society”. In today’s article, we’re aiming to connect several important nodes in that broader ambition. Our more seasoned readers will already see how Political Astroturfing simultaneously plays on both the online and offline to ultimately damage the individual’s ability to mindfully navigate in-between dimensions.
Political Astroturfing is a form of manufactured and deceptive activity initiated by political actors who seek to mimic bottom-up (or grassroots) activity by autonomous individuals.(slightly …
In the densely-packed digital city that is the Internet, social networks act as open-spaces — like town-squares and public-houses of old — where its citizens can freely and openly interact and exchange opinions. Not incidentally, much of the social networking lexicon derives from physical meeting place names: “forum”, “Plaza/Place” or “platform”. Like the primordial soup from which came from Earth’s fledgling life, these places of exchange and interaction were ecosystems of freer speech and greater tolerance on which new societal models could be pitched and later adopted.
To keep pace with a more interconnected world, the likes of Tom Anderson (MySpace), Steve Huffman (Reddit) and Mark Zuckerberg created digital platforms to connect people beyond the town-squares and across the oceans. This then futuristic (if not romantic) vision of cross-border connectivity depended on individuals finding common affiliations (or “interests”) around which they could congregate and collaborate (or conspire and cabal…). As these networks grew larger, and their influence on the real world made known (think Twitter’s role in catalysing the 2011 Arab Spring), new unsavoury individuals entered these digital “town-squares”. The “Administrator”, in charge of enforcing growing regulations on hate-speech and other controversial communication. The “Investigator”, justifying his eaves-dropping of citizen conversations with anti-terror legislation. The “Commissar”, monitoring growing socio-political trends and keeping a record of influencers that could potentially decide to bring their followings IRL. …