We have decided to go in a slightly different direction, focusing still on crime, but in the age if technology and social media.
We wish to explore how old crimes such as fraud are now conducted in new ways, such as via social media and have collectively chosen to focus specifically on the Fyre Festival disaster and how through communication this all came to be. We are all going to watch the Netflix documentary released earlier this year on the Festival to prepare for next week.
Having already watched the documentary I observed how the founders of this festival utilised social media so powerfully to communicate with an audience who would invest millions on tickets, flights, accomodation, etc. The event was so heavily promoted using a network of around 400 social media influencers, building up a hype that meant tickets sold out almost instantly before organisers had booked any bands or arranged infrastructure.