Blind, founded by South Korean tech workers in 2013, is becoming a safe haven for tech workers who have been laid off. Users on Blind are anonymous allowing freedom of communication not seen other places online, including LinkedIn.
Why it matters: Blind was originally a space where women and minorities gathered to find community as outsiders in Silicon Valley, and became a community space for many in the tech industry. As layoffs have permeated Silicon Valley, tech workers have flocked to Blind to seek and offer support, job-searching advice, and more.
- Thousands of Google and Meta employees joined the platform after layoffs were announced late last year.
- Employers are using the platform to resolve complaints through the Insights by Blind program.