KBOO News In Depth: Felicity Fenton

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Mon, 05/20/2019 - 5:45pm to 6:00pm
User Not Found : an essay by Felicity Fenton
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Felicity Fenton

Our News In Depth guest today is Felicity Fenton, author of the book User Not Found, from Portland’s Future Tense Books.

User Not Found is a long-form essay about Felicity’s attempt to withdraw from the Internet, especially social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram – what she refers to as “walls” in the book. But it’s more than a screed against internet addiction, and our inability to put down our phones. It’s an examination of identity – what we gain and what we lose when we engage in social media, and who we are and what we become when we disengage.

We’re fortunate to have Felicity in the studio with us now to talk about User Not Found and what she found when she disengaged.

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