Sessions at Webstock 2012 about Social Media on Thursday 16th February

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  • Culture of Fear + Attention Economy = ?!?!

    by danah boyd

    We live in a culture of fear. Fear feeds on attention and attention is captured by fear. Social media has complicated our relationship with attention and the rise of the attention economy highlights the challenges of dealing with this scarce resource. But what does this mean for the culture of fear? How are the technologies that we design to bring the world together being used to create new divisions? In this talk, danah will explore what happens at the intersection of the culture of fear and the attention economy.

    At 11:00am to 11:40am, Thursday 16th February

    In Main auditorium, Wellington Town Hall

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