Hi everybody -
I’m excited to announce that I’ve launched a social media-focussed project called Selfie Reflective - a podcast presenting different perspectives on the status-update quo.
We chat to researchers, sociologists, academics, creatives and critical thinkers from around the world about a myriad of issues and trends affecting the social media space. Through stories, knowledge and insights, by examining both the good and the concerning, we unpack the seductive power of social media and discover opportunities to leverage it for good. Together, we’ll ask big questions about mental health, data and privacy, and challenge the status-update quo to craft a future in which our individual and collective experience on social media is the most positive it can be. The target audience are everyday people who feel contentious about their use of these platforms, but aren’t academic about the issues. Selfie Reflective aims to bridge the divide and contextualise high level info and future visions to spark awareness and innovation.
My name is Lucy and I am the host of Selfie Reflective. I ran my own personal brand for nearly 3 years and have worked extensively in digital marketing, which is why I am so fascinated by the pros, cons and ethical considerations of social media. Personally, I feel conflicted about ‘being on’ social media as I know its seductive power, but struggle to deny the unparalleled benefits and opportunities that come with being on it. So that’s my piece!
The podcast launched on Sunday, and if you’d like to take a listen, you can find it on Spotify, Stitcher or Apple Podcasts. First three episodes unpack wellness culture, the attention economy and personal brands.
We are also looking for guests with unique perspectives on the social media landscape, so if that’s you or someone you know, feel free to get in touch with some more info by filling out this form!
Questions, feedback and collaboration ideas are so welcome.
Appreciate the support!