This week’s theme is Human Connection (Human Connect, for short). How has the internet and technology in general changed the way we connect with each other and connect with our selves? That was the question we kept in mind while creating each article in the Human Connect series.
Our mission here at Swomi is to provide the technology that will create a digital world rich with meaningful, human connections. First and foremost, we care about people. And we know relationships are the most important aspect of people's lives.
Find each article below with a link. If one intrigues you, feel free to click the “Read it here” link to read the full article. Enjoy!
Sep 27, 2018
Human Connection In The Digital World
How can we connect across screens?
Many of us can agree our happiest moments fall along the lines of making it through tough times with friends, celebrating with family, and meeting new, awesome people. We believe human connection is fundamental to everything. That’s why our new weekly theme is H.U.M.A.N. C.O.N.N.E.C.T.
Sep 28, 2018
(U) + Others
U + Others: Connect With Anyone Online Or Offline
It’s all about putting others first.
The world is run on personal relationships. So why do so many of us struggle with getting past small talk and connecting with other people on a meaningful level? We gathered up some research and life experiences to share what we have learned about connecting with anyone, online or offline.
Why Your Message Matters More Than You Think
People connect with “Why” you do what you do.
Overall, brands today echo this statement by the increased amount of companies that aim to be relatable, transparent, and socially conscious. In fact, to even have a fighting chance at winning the hearts of consumers brands, personal or business, must stand for something larger than themselves. Now is the time to proclaim your message loud and proud.
Sep 29, 2018
Can’t We All Get Along? Our Relationship With AI
The existence of AI will change how humans interact with themselves and others.
Humans anthropomorphize and our interactions with Artificial Intelligence follow suit. AI’s rise in intelligence correlates with their potential to be future friends... or looming enemies. Just how will our relationship with AI unfold and what will it mean for person to person connection?
How To Grow New Connections Into Lifelong Friendships
Digital life hasn't changed how we understand other human beings.
The word “relationship” connotates romance, but you actually have a relationship with anyone and everyone you have ever encountered. You never know, relationships can grow from unlikely encounters. So today we’re looking at how to form closer bonds with new people you have just connected with.
Sep 30, 2018
Here’s What No One Tells You About Online Culture
For the first time, everyday people set the tone.
Read on to learn why the connection between culture, you, and your online content empowers everyday people like yourself.
Online/Offline Human Connection Now And For The Future
How the internet changes the way we connect with ourselves and others.
We are at an interesting turning point in history where human interaction is being supplemented by online communication. As such, there have been huge questions, identity crises, and studies drilling into how simultaneously inhabiting a digital space and a physical world affects social and emotional well-being.
Oct 1, 2018
The Hidden Power New Stuff Has On Your Brain
Novelty is your brain’s favorite food.
New stuff is fun. And fun stuff is usually new. Turns out, recent research shows seeking novelty is literally hardwired into your brain. So let’s check out some ridiculously cool, new stuff, learn why we like it so much, and how you can apply it to connect with your brand’s audience.
(N)ew Methods Of Online Communication
New Ways To Communicate Online
Has communicating online helped you connect better?
Communication – it’s the bedrock of human connection and understanding. Texts, emails, image quotes, videos, tweets...there are hundreds of different ways to communicate online. The real question is has technologically advanced forms of communication help us connect with each other better?
Oct 2, 2018
Understanding The Background And Future Of eStuff
Everything about eStuff - eSports, eMarketing, eContent
eStuff shows us different areas where people connect from eSports to eMarketing and, of course, eContent. So let’s look at what each one is and how they make our digital world a more fun, connected place to be.
The Surprising Secret About Being A Content Creator
Hint: You already are a Content Creator.
Content connects everyone. Online, content is used as a representative for who you are, what you believe in, and what you say. Each piece of content relies on the honor of its creator. Which is why authenticity has become hugely important online. When we create and share content, we distribute social credibility.
Oct 3, 2018
What Matters When You Are Learning To Trust People Online?
How the digital age changes who and how we trust.
Our entire world is built on trust. We trust governments and banks. We trust doctors with our lives. In the anonymous online world, how is it we come to trust other people? Who do we trust when we truly don’t know who is on the other side of the screen? How do we show others we are trustworthy?
Have you seen the way you connect with people in your life change due to technology? Do you feel it helps you become closer? Hope these articles gave you a bit of food for thought to munch on. Thanks for reading. And be sure to catch our next Round Up, "C.U.L.T.U.R.E."