Professional responsibility requires that we have some idea of
terms that are used in relation to interviewing and internet and
social media searching.
“Ghosting” is a term describing applicants and current employees
who are impossible to reach in our tight job market. As most early
career professionals now find many openings, it is incumbent on
them to communicate and provide updated reliable contact
information to recruiters.
While the article by C. Cutter
views it from the recruiters’ perspective,
many of the comments and my experience is that companies more
often “ghost” candidates after contact and do not offer availability
Catfishing - behavior in social networks using senseless rejection,
belittling, and sadism. It is used by network profiteers to enact
pros and cons of social networks which are implemented to
search of positions and inquire about employees. BUMMER is
an acronym for Behaviors of Users Modified and Made into
an Empire for Rent.
BUMMER represents statistical algorithms that calculate the
chances that a person will act in a particular way. The overall
population can be affected with greater probability than can any
Lanier outlines the components of BUMMER
A – attention acquisition leading
B – butting into everyone’s lives
C – cramming content down people’s throats
D – directing people’s behaviors in the sneakiest way
E – earning money from letting the worst assholes secretly
screw with everyone else
F - fake modes and faker society
Fake people are present in unknown vast numbers as Bots,
AIs agents, fake reviewers, fake friends, fake followers, fake posters,
About Social Media
Social media is based on “engagement.”
When people get a flattering response in exchange for posting
something they get in the habit of posting more. It is the first
stage of an addiction that becomes a problem both for individuals
and society. Significant aspects of increasing engagement include
motivation without responsibility, and
The benefits of networks only appear when
people use the
same platform. [Think apple iphone, messaging, facetime,
and apps.] Once the
app starts to work you are stuck with it.
These are called “lock-ins” and they are hard to avoid in digital networks.
We are carrying devices suitable for mass behavior modification.
We are crammed into online environments controlled by few
centers guided by
business models that involves finding
customers ready to pay to modify someone
New companies measure whether an individual changed their
and the feeds for each person are constantly tweak
to get behaviors to change.