Share your passion for books and hear our guest speaker Katie Brockhurst
Sunday, 23rd February 2020
DIGITAL SELF-CARE WITH KATIE BROCHURST
The newly-formed Frome Campfire Beacon book club is back for its second month of the season in the cosy setting of the upstairs room at The Cornerhouse on Sunday February 23rd (3pm). We are also doing Book Club events in the same venue last Sunday of the month late March https://www.campfireconvention.uk/node/8893
The first hour will be spent talking about (and reading from) books that are currently inspiring you - bring one along.
Check out the recommended reading list from our January session here
The second section of the afternoon will feature guest speaker Katie Brockhurst who has just published the social media self-help book 'Social Media for a New Age' -
In my twenty years working with social media, I have come to see the many ways it can be both good and bad for us. For society, for democracy and culture, for our relationships and businesses. For our health, mind, body and spirit. This book is an account of what I see and feel happening in digital culture. I share about the importance of ethical social media in digital society, alongside ideas on how to manage our digital wellbeing, avoiding burnout whilst working in today’s world.
"I will be exploring our relationship to social media, particularly Facebook and its platforms, where I predominantly work with my clients. I also think Facebook Inc. has the biggest impact on digital society and our digital self, throughthe sheer power and influence of its platforms. I will get into the shadows and take a look at their owner and master, Mr. Mark Zuckerberg. With plans to launch their own digital currency Libra, the imminent arrival of AR (augmented reality) and VR (virtual reality) platform Horizon, plus a paid partnership with news media companies, Facebook has been busy.
"All of these aspects add up to something much bigger than we can currently understand or see with our physical eyes. Facebook’s platforms are being used by the majority of online society to communicate on a daily basis, so I think wewould benefit from caring more about whatthey are doing with us, our attention and our data.
"As we look at the impact social media is having on our digital wellbeing, I will share my personal journey with you, as I realised that I was burnt out, disillusioned and addicted. I will be offering a Social Media Angel Self Care Guide at the end of this book and the ways in which I am approaching social media communication more consciously as we move into this next decade. I am bringing digital self-care to the forefront and centre, as we mature into the next phase, of Social Media For A New Age.
"Katie Brockhurst shows real insight in calling out the toxic dark forces of social media - surveillance capitalism dressed up as a rat race for likes, clicks and sales. We need to urgently and radically transform the way we approach social media and the effect it has on our wellbeing and her books are a manifesto for positive change.”
Pete Lawrence, Firestarter Campfire Convention
Sunday, February 23rd 2020
Bookings close: February 24th 2020