So, I think we’ve got a problem. It starts every morning when we wake up and pick up our phones to discover what happened overnight. What is my Instagram follower count?! Perhaps our business’ website had more visitors!!! Has my mailing list hit 15,000 subscribers yet?!?!?! What if I told you that these are just vanity metrics? It bugged me so much I just had to write a new blog post about it. Check it out!
Over the last few decades, society has greatly increased in its respect for the tech industry, but this has often resulted in treating the people who create tech as infallible. Tech creators now regularly get treated as authorities in a wide range of fields like media, labor, transportation, infrastructure and political policy — even if they have no background in those areas.