The message to employers is serious. Tools like LinkedIn make it easier to find people with skills to hire, but there is a cultural shift in the behaviour of people who are not used to rigid hierarchies any longer. Young people will not enter the workforce and submit to the rules being just as they always have been.
The music industry must play a role in improving working conditions under these companies, and they've done it before. 20 years ago most band merchandise - t-shirts, patches, hoodies - was, like most apparel, manufactured in sweatshops in China. Now most bands use fair trade certified suppliers for their merch.
The future of the high street isn't a debate that is set to run out of steam any time soon. From deliberations in Westminster about whether ecommerce is the saviour of bricks and mortar stores through to the financial results of some of the best-loved names on the high street being analysed or the implementation of Mary Portas's recommendations, all eyes are on the retail sector.
Brand new social networks, your challenge is this: If you're looking to be seen as a serious long-term leader in your respective field, help your future communities out by getting your data privacy in order, be transparent about what your doing with your community's data, and let's work together to give your future communities the best experience possible.
Starting up in fashion with no investment doesn't seem like a very sane thing to do; especially in this financial climate. Last week, in fact, I was told by an industry consultant that I'd find it "very difficult" as I don't have a money-laden family or boyfriend. I liked his honesty; money would definitely help, but I think there's big change a foot in the fashion industry.
This week, researchers at the University of Rochester released findings on the topic of online dating. Among other conclusions (some positive), they found that it encourages a 'shopping mentality', and an unhealthy, unrealistic search for a 'soulmate'.