Welcome to this selfie world, keep your hands inside the vehicle at all times and any time we might photograph you I’m just fooling, I mean take a pic of you but mostly me because this is all about me not you or them or anyone who isn’t me and mine are you listening? because…Read more DREAM
OK, so this is an article from Bloomberg, a news service that doesn't reflect my own political interests but it is well written and makes interesting points about what will soon become a cultural obsession, are we losing the ability to communicate by rational debate? read more Joe Weisenthal In the wake of the 2016…Read more Donald Trump, the First President of Our Post-Literate Age
Kartik Hosanagar (@khosanagar) is a professor at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania as well as a cofounder of SmartyPal and Yodle. Hosanagar’s research work focuses on the impact of algorithms on consumers and society, as well as digital media and online marketing. (Wired) Ever since the Presidential elections, every one I know…Read more Blame the Echo Chamber on Facebook. But Blame Yourself, Too
At last, Wildsound has a stab at my poem but I can’t help thinking the chap didn’t under stand it…
Poetry performed by actor Kaleb Alexander
SOCIAL FRETWORK by Dermott Hayes
POETRY 7 questions:
What is the theme of your poem?
Are social networks a paradox?
How would you like people to respond when they read or watch your poetry reading?
When we communicate with cyber friends, does it engender more anxiety and loneliness.
How long have you been writing poetry?
Do you have a favorite poet?
What influenced you to submit to WILDsound and have your poetry performed by a professional actor?
Do you write other works? scripts? Short Stories? Etc..?
Published three books, a biography, a novel and a collection of short stories. New novel on the way and another collection of short stories. Short film, 1916, Souls of Freedom to be screened at Kerry Film Festival in October. Screenplay, Old Bones has been performed, this month, by Wildsound festival.
What is your…
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In the paradox of social networks, the more cyber friends we make, the less social we become is apt and what seems novel now - human walking services - will be normal tomorrow. The Wildsound Poetry festival will post a performance of my poem, Social Fretwork ,soon, please look out for it and give me…Read more Walking the Human
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In the paradox of social networks, the more cyber friends we make, the less social, we become
I posted a thought,
it flew away
through dark, cavernous
to bump and grind
with other lonesome thoughts,
in the hotbeds of social fretworks
and worried then,
where it might go,
to liaise, frolic and fret,
in a world of posts,
away from me
gone, awaiting its return,