About the author Dr Mariann Hardey
Networks: All of them
Interested in: Interesting people
Email: I read sometimes
Proper Facebook Etiquette________________________
This blog is composed as a guide to life; how the simplest of pleasures can become so hideously complex once they are mixed into our various daily activities. Why not just log off? Why not indeed? Perhaps because that ‘friend’ from those old school days has just got back in touch (I wonder what s/he’s doing now?), your father knows more about your life than is healthy and insists on writing on your Wall, or you live in a small radius of a wealth of interesting neighbours and yet none are your friends on Facebook…
So whilst we are all hooked up, plugged in and tuned out to technology, some things do not change. So it is here that the everyday machinations of what to do, when to do it and how/not to appropriately stay in touch are drawn together. If you are not suitably attune to etiquette, then you are not operating at full capacity to be a more comfortable, pleasant and happy person.
Favourite books: Come with covers
Favourite films: Come with good company (and Bruce Willis)
Dr Mariann Hardey is the woman behind this blog. She grew up in the wild (or, rather the varied spaces) of the south of England, before moving oooop noooorth to York, where she learned to ride horses, while developing a penchant for Betty’s Fat Rascals, and discovering that gracious living can bring you closer to the lives of others. Or provide a good afternoon’s divergence.
Mariann is an professional academic also working as a freelance social media commentator, and happily resides near to the dales and vales where she tackles everyday dilemmas with intrigue, daydreams about fine wine, and (when in doubt) gives her library card a jolly good workout.
She has a doctorate – ya know – in social technologies and media+ stuff. In her free time, she seeks inspiration drinking Japanese tea, scribbling down ideas on numerous pads and feeling genuinely reassured that others can fall into so many of the same pitfalls when getting up close and personal. Especially on Facebook.
Education and Work____________________________
Universities: A few. Here and there.
Work: Yes I do, when I’m not updating Facebook.