I was really impressed with this infographic so I had to share it. Thinking like an armchair economist means I like to try to understand why people act the way they do. What are the incentives that get people motivated? Also what kind of heuristics are people battling all the time to get to the feelings and actions they perceive are valuable. It's really interesting actually - and can even help you be a better consumer. So take a look at this really neat infographic from sortable.com and see if your views/lifestyle fits any of the slactivist stats - I was actually surprised personally. I think there is a ton of power in getting the internet to support a cause...I also think that sometimes it can get a little trendy/hipster. Now I know the word for it - a slacktivist.
I would love to get your thoughts on this infographic. Even better are there any stories out there that involve mobilizing peoples from the interwebs to better a cause. I know of one organization that is constantly increasing the awesome in the world and they are collectivley known as the Nerdfighters. I'll leave you to check them out but a lot of good happens when they rally a cause.
Crowdfunding is also another great cause that can allow the slactivist to do some real good. There are a ton of great small businesses out there struggling to get off the ground that could use support. I know I've talked about a few places you can go to check out way s you can engage and help create new jobs. Click here for that post!
Welcome to another episode of FDtv! Santino and I are talking about the Top 8 things that Facebook users aren't consuming in our recovering US economy. There are links in the show notes under the video if you would like to check out the article yourself.
Question for you: Is there anything that you aren't doing since the social media wave hit? Any services or products not being used because of the effeciency created? Do you think there is any extra effeciency at all? I would love to see your answers in the comments below :) Also don't forget to like, favorite and subscribe please!!
I think it's a universal to say that we all try to maximize our returns with the a minimal level of effort. That effort might be a physical laborious one, an emotional stressful one, or just a overly demanding one. In trying to find the right career or job path a few of the many things you have to balance are your passions, strengths, and sanity. So in this video Santino and I talk (loosely) about some of the "easiest" high paying jobs in the US currently. When we say easy I don't mean that just any one can do them. I understand that for most of them it could take years of courses and training. I am NOT diminishing the quality of the work - just outlining that it's not exactly heavy lifting once you are in those positions. We all have stress, some people just have to manage their stress while earning a nice paycheck and in fun conditions.
This list was compiled by CNBC and the link to it is in the show notes. If you think you have an easy high paying job I would love to hear about it. Or if you have one of these jobs and it's the toughest thing you have ever done I would also love to hear about it. At the very least I hope the video gives you some ideas and makes you chuckle a little bit.
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