#928 A special post – A Facebook noir, the fear of losing attention
Sunday 13th February, 2011
To you dear reader’s,
Here you will find my Ignite talk for Ignite Newcastle last week.
Facebook the Fear of Losing Attention (2011) features me – Dr Mariann Hardey – fresh from the University of Durham and soft boiled as a Lecturer in Social Media Marketing. On this evening I was hard boiled, not as the detective, but as a narrator for the first Facebook Noir. This is the toughest yet of my assignments, and by the rule of Ignite this makes this talk a five-minute egg. Welcome to the Facebook-era where social networks probe as a defense of communication and provide a minimal idealism of interaction. Plus Facebook makes for an excellent femme fatal.
The detective: I switched it on and dropped onto the sofa, vodka at my feet, laptop at my side. I drank back a few deep, hot throat-fulls to calm my nerves before logging-on and taking on what’s inside.Tweet