Deeper Connections In The Social Media Era: Trust

Despite being more connected than ever, it’s increasingly common for people to feel alienated from one another. Social media has largely served to dehumanize, turning even our closest friends and family into little more than text on a screen. On platforms with millions, we ultimately remain alone in our homes.

I recently spoke to Jiali Zhang and Ria Shah, the co-founders of Trust, an app that is seeking to add connection back into the experience we have on our phones. By allowing users to record voice messages to share with others, Trust aims to return a human touch to how we communicate — a novel idea in an impersonal age.

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