DREAM

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

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Donald Trump, the First President of Our Post-Literate Age

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

Blame the Echo Chamber on Facebook. But Blame Yourself, Too

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

Social Fretwork – Poetry Reading by Dermott Hayes

At last, Wildsound has a stab at my poem but I can’t help thinking the chap didn’t under stand it…

POETRY FESTIVAL. Submit to site for FREE. Submit for actor performance. Submit poem to be made into film.

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?

Four years

Do you have a favorite poet?

Alexander Pope

What influenced you to submit to WILDsound and have your poetry performed by a professional actor?

Interesting theme.

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.

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Loneliness will be the next great moneyspinner – The Guardian

People walking is just the first signs of a growing social illness, loneliness, a topic I've touched on with my poem, Social Fretwork. Emily White Isolation among young people is increasing, spawning a new industry in companionship. Soon paying for walks, dinners and dates will feel normal Recent research suggests 18- to 34-year-olds are more…Read more Loneliness will be the next great moneyspinner – The Guardian

Walking the Human

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

Take it Back for Paying it Forward

http://www.digitaltrends.com/web/ways-to-decentralize-the-web/?utm_source=pocket&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=pockethits Home > Web > How the father of the World Wide Web plans to… How the father of the World Wide Web plans to reclaim it from Facebook and Google By David Weinberger — August 10, 2016 3:00 AM   When the World Wide Web first took off in the mid 1990s, the dream…Read more Take it Back for Paying it Forward