Facebook doesn’t understand that there’s no one-click shortcut to empathy

Mark Zuckerberg has just announced Facebook’s latest innovation: the introduction of an “empathy” button as an alternative to the thumbs-up “Like” icon that accompanies every post. The plan, he says, is to create “a quick way to emote” so people can register their response to anything from personal tragedies such as a death in the…

Talking Heads: Ory Okolloh

Ory Okolloh, founder of software company Ushahidi, is one of eight black women named as The 100 Most Influential People in 2014 by Time Magazine. Okolloh is a Harvard Law School graduate and the Director of Investments at Omidyar Network. She speaks to Yewande Omotoso about Africa’s aid problem, about holding leaders accountable, and her…