Is There a “Spiral of Silence” in Social Media?

Pew Research found that people are less likely to talk about controversial topics online than in person. The latest Pew Research Internet Project poll revolved around the question of Edward Snowden’s revelations about NSA spying. It found, among other things,...

The One Big Problem with Twitter’s White Boys Club

Apparently Twitter has decided to form an all-white, all-male board as its first public act as a soon-to-be public company. Really, we have to have this conversation again? This isn’t about leaning in, or leaning out, or leaning sideways. It’s not about feminism, the...

Are You Happy at Work?

Are you happy at work? The Pew Research Center released a study the other day that finds that 26 percent of all employed workers in the United States have been out of work at some point since the economic downturn began. While it’s good that some people have...

Can Money Buy Workplace Happiness?

I had a professor in graduate school who insisted that money could buy happiness. He was teaching a personnel course, and he was going through a silly exercise of putting plus signs before job “satisfiers” (i.e., good boss, challenging tasks, room to grow)...