1st November 2018
Where there is great power there is great responsibility – Winston Churchill, 1906.
Twitter, Facebook et al have succeeded in connecting people all around the world in ways that we could never have imagined only a decade ago. With just over 2 billion people on Facebook alone, the platform is a central repository of data the likes of which the world has never seen before. Even the much less popular Twitter still boasts 336 million accounts.
While social media companies benefit immensely from this data and generate billions of dollars in revenue from it, they have not taken the steps necessary to secure it. This is evidenced by the vast number of data breaches reported in recent years, including the infamous Cambridge Analytica scandal.
Staff Squared strongly believes technology companies have a responsibility to balance their business interests with protecting their users’ privacy. Safeguarding your information while contributing to a healthy, consumer-friendly network is important to us. For those reasons, we’ve decided to stop engaging on these platforms. While we can’t give up our pages as another person or company could take them, we will no longer contribute content and advertising on Facebook and Twitter.
We believe social media has plenty of uses for good causes. We’ll remain hopeful that the promises made to improve privacy settings is taken seriously so that the web and people can continue to benefit from the social good of social media.
You can continue to read our tips and expert knowledge on HR via our blog. Subscribe to our newsletter for our latest thinking, or drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org for enquires and support. The time we save not propping up these platforms will be invested in driving Staff Squared forward and continuing to deliver the great products and service our customers have come to expect from us.