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It’s been a crazy week for us here as we wrap up summer and move into fall, so we thought we’d take a moment to quietly meditate with this relaxing image. Will you join us? Take a deep breath. And another. Allow yourself to get lost in the light and the shadows in the image. Allow yourself a moment to just be.


Transparency is one of our core values here at droplet, and it’s one of the most oft-used words in any discussion about what’s wrong with current tech. Transparency could solve a lot of issues all by itself, so let’s talk a bit more about how and why it works.

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At our recent event, a lot of conversation was had around the issue of upward comparison (a term we learned from one of our esteemed attendees — thanks, Karen!) …


In our last blog we discussed psychological manipulations and whether or not they can be ethical. This week we’ll be diving into a completely different area:

How much privacy are we entitled to?

Our digital privacy rights have been grossly neglected and abused as online companies have harnessed the value…


Once again, our recent event sparked some great conversation which highlighted both our shared concerns, and varying opinions and approaches for moving forward. Over the next few weeks we’ll talk about some of our favorite talking points that were raised.

First up is psychological manipulations. …


Our Co-Founder, DK, recently finished reading this great paper about wicked problems. Due to its density he published his notes for people who don’t have time to read the entire paper, and just for you we’ve condensed his notes down even further to give you a quick overview of how…


In our third and final installment of our responsibility series, we’ll explore one of the most controversial and subjective conversations around social media — should content be moderated, and to what degree? We’ll start off by saying that we do not claim to have the final answer to this question…


Last week we explored the question of whether or not tech companies are living up to their responsibility to provide accessible terms and policies. Today we’re going to talk about another area that raises the question of user responsibility vs. platform responsibility…

The Attention Economy

Attention economy is a term…


We recently participated in a lively discussion about how much responsibility tech companies bear for the effects of their products, and how much onus in on the user. While there is no one clear answer, we thought we would dive a little deeper into a few aspects of the conversation…


What is a trustmark? A great definition shared at our recent event was this:

A badge-image issued by an authoritative body which a website can display to signify that it meets certain standards.

Examples of companies currently issuing trustmarks you may have seen include The Better Business Bureau and McAfee…

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