Source: Business Insider
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says that people use their smartphones more for consumption than for creation, creating an imbalance. He says that he sees an opportunity for Microsoft’s Teams workplace chat app to help balance things out, by providing something like a social network that helps people collaborate on actually getting things done. “What is perhaps not there, is that…intimate circle,” Nadella said. “How do I collaborate, communicate, form relationships with that? And so that’s another dimension that we would want to think deeply about and continue to.” While he doesn’t think Teams will take on the huge thriving social networks already in place, like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, there is room for a social media network to focus on building private social networks, similar to the way people used Skype. Click here for more BI Prime stories . Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says that when it comes to how we use our smartphones and other gadgets, things are way out of whack. In his view, these devices are more often used for consumption — watching videos, or scrolling through Facebook or Twitter — than for production, or getting things done.