Human beings have an innate need to be recognised and appreciated for their accomplishments. Certain online platforms have successfully identified this need and learned how to cater for it. Those, and only those, have a chance to change the future of human communication.
Back in the 1940s, the ‘Maslow hierarchy of needs’ revolutionised our understanding on what drives and motivates human behaviour. It stated that once we satisfy our basic physical needs, our mental aspirations are awaken, including personal ambitions, sense of achievement, and need for recognition by our surroundings. Yet, the way in which we strive for society’s respect and approval has drastically changed over the centuries.