Gigglebit: Welcome to BusinessTown, where disruptive jobs get an illustrated throwback
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Gigglebit: Welcome to BusinessTown, where disruptive jobs get an illustrated throwback

27 Jan 2015

Gigglebit is Siliconrepublic’s daily dose of the funny and fantastic in science and tech, to help start your day on a lighter note.

Today, we invite you to join us in BusinessTown, an illustrated world lampooning the tech scene – while also nailing it on the head.

Welcome to BusinessTown is a single-topic Tumblr “attempting to explain our highly intangible, deeply disruptive, data-driven venture-backed, gluten-free economic meritocracy to the uninitiated.”

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Seemingly inspired by the illustrations of children’s author Richard Scarry, BusinessTown is populated by anthropomorphic characters with emerging job titles, contextualised with bleeding-edge buzzwords that have evolved in a post-LinkedIn ecosystem.

In short, some of these characters will be so familiar to anyone involved in the digital creative industry, it might make you cringe.

Communications Coordinator - Welcome to BusinessTown

Conversation Manager - Welcome to BusinessTown

Brogrammers - Welcome to BusinessTown

Ghost Blogger - Welcome to BusinessTown

Thought Leader - Welcome to BusinessTown

Digital Prophet - Welcome to BusinessTown

All images via Welcome to BusinessTown

Elaine Burke
By Elaine Burke

Elaine Burke is editor of Silicon Republic, having served a few years as managing editor up to 2019. She joined in 2011 as a journalist covering gadgets, new media and tech jobs. She comes from a background in publishing and is known for being particularly pernickety when it comes to spelling and grammar – earning her the nickname, Critical Red Pen.

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