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TEN REASONS TO QUIT SOCIAL MEDIA

Written by Pulse Search Friday, 08 June 2018 10:37

Metro’s Jaron Lanier says today that social media companies are ‘Unethical, cruel, dangerous and inhumane’.  Let’s discuss.

1. You’re losing free will

Our location, browsing habits, purchases, movements are all being used to offer you more relevant information – at a price; the price of your freedom.

2. Quitting social media allows you to resist the insanity of our times

The devices tracking us are driven by businesses looking to modify our behaviour. Social media amplifies negative emotions more than positive ones, so it’s more efficient at harming society than improving it.

3. Social media power is fake power

Social users can gain only more attention – a fake power and wealth, not real power and wealth. And social media has changed the notion of celebrity and the ways in which celebrity status is obtained, elevating bloggers and vlogger to fake celebrity status.

4. Social media is undermining truth

Whole online personas are producing good and bad reviews – did you ever stop to consider that most of them were artificial?

5. Social media is making what you say meaningless

What you say online is adapted by algorithms. Instagram’s time line is no longer in chronological order, I miss important posts from friends as the new algorithm hides them and I’m now randomly seeing posts from 3-5 days ago.

6. Social media is destroying your capacity for empathy

Jaron believes ‘The world you see online is invisible to the people who misunderstand you and vice versa’.

7. Social media is making you unhappy

Consciously or not, we’re all guilty of comparing ourselves to others online. You now envy your wonderful friend’s new job, their new car, or their new designer handbag or shoes.  It’s toxic. It’s put us all into stupid competitions with each other that we haven’t asked for.

8. Social media doesn’t want you to have economic dignity

According to Jaron, ‘The business plan of social media companies is to take data from you and make money from it. Look at how rich Facebook and Google are. Their wealth is made from data you gave them’.

9. Social media is making politics impossible

Companies like Facebook and Google are neither liberal nor conservative, but in Jaron’s opinion, they are, it seems ‘Pro-paranoia and pro-irritability’.

10. Social media hates your soul

To summarise, Jaron explains that ‘When you use social media, you implicitly accept a new spiritual framework. You accept having less free will. You support companies like Facebook and Google by using them, even though you know of their perverse incentives. You allow the undermining of truth.  This spiritual anxiety has profound consequences. Delete your accounts’.

After a Twitter hack in 2012 Emma Stone abandoned social media and hasn’t returned since, Jennifer Lawrence isn’t on social media, Elton John doesn’t own a mobile, Meghan Markle has closed all of her social media accounts and Simon Cowell gave up his mobile ten months ago.

We’d love to hear your opinion.  Are you happier for it?

Thanks to The Metro for this adaptation – full article can be seen at:

https://www.metro.news/tne-reasons-why-you-should-quit-social-media/1089535/

 

TEMP LIFE - MY EXPERIENCE TEMPING WITH PULSE

Written by Pulse Search Friday, 04 May 2018 10:21

Hello!

My name’s Katy - I am an Actress and Film Producer and I have been temping with Pulse on and off for 4 years.

This week I was able to help them out with some admin at Pulse HQ and I relished the opportunity to have a nose behind the scenes to see where all the ‘magic’ happens.

I’d love to dish you all the dirt with some juicy gossip but the fact of the matter is, it’s a slick operation here with a great bunch of fun, genuine people (I know, boring right!)

Why did I want to write this blog entry? Over the past 4 years Pulse have helped me massively through spells of no work and I want other people in the same position as me to get that benefit too. I check in with the Temp desk every week, telling them the days I don’t have acting work or auditions and in return for being reliable, punctual and always doing my best at a job, they will try to fill as many free days as possible. For any creative this can be a life saver financially!

So, I suppose I wanted to thank them for all the work they have given me over the years. If you are in a similar situation, I would really recommend you register ASAP! If you are good to them, they will be good to you. It’s a no brainer. You couldn’t be in safer hands!

Katy

Diversity: not just a dance troupe.

Written by Pulse Search Thursday, 26 April 2018 14:25

Being a Londoner these days is to be part of a hugely diverse community.  And it’s the very richness of this community – its diversity – that attracts and nourishes so much exciting talent.

Pulse has and always will consider ability, experience and cultural fit as the means by which employers and new employees find partnership.  And while diversity is something we adhere to, it no longer governs us because it is embedded in who we are and what we do.

But while Diversity can add strength and depth to a company so can Prejudice destroy it.

If any organisation, be it a media business, a football team or a political party, allows prejudice to enter its corridors then it will cease to truly reflect the community it serves or employs and it will, eventually, fail.

 

 

Jumping into the weekend like….

Written by Pulse Search Friday, 13 April 2018 12:40

The Grand National is coming up this Saturday and our odds are on ‘Perfect Candidate’. He’s part of the older brigade at 11 years old, but his name speaks our lingo and at 66/1 he could make us a few bucks!

Speaking of perfect candidates, we are always on the look for great people at Pulse. The perfect candidate to us looks slightly different from the stallion above (sorry mate), so if you’re human and looking for an exciting new challenge then we are always interested in hearing from you!

Fingers crossed for all those betting tomorrow!

Say Hello to Pulse

Written by Pulse Search Monday, 09 April 2018 09:14

“Finding a new job is easy” said nobody, ever.

Matching a specific client brief to a range of skills and personality traits is very rarely a straightforward task.  Add that to putting together the right benefits package and working environment not to mention the location and you might wonder how anybody finds the right job.

But when you put a recruitment team together with a collective experience of over 40 years, things do start to happen. That’s how Pulse has built one of the most enviable and loyal client lists in London’s media, Fashion, and Luxury goods businesses.

We’ve specialised in this business for the most challenging of clients and the choosiest of candidates and, more often than not, we do get it right.

Let’s talk…

 

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