Criminology & Social Media

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  • Criminology & Social Media

    1. 1. Criminology and the Web 2.0 Dipl. Soz. Christian Wickert, M.A.ASC 2011 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. November 19, 2011
    2. 2. Definition „Web 2.0“• Tim O‘Reilly (2005) (http://www.oreilly.de/ artikel/web20.html)• The web as a platform• Internet user becomes co-developer/ author• social platforms/ social media
    3. 3. Types of Social Media• Weblogs• Microblogging Systems (e.g. Twitter)• Social Bookmarks (e.g. Digg, StumbleUpon, Reddit, ...)• Wikis• RSS (Really Simple Syndication)• Podcast, Slides,Videos
    4. 4. Web 2.0‘s Social Media
    5. 5. Weblogs• allows comments• highly customizable, flexible (Plugins)• big user community
    6. 6. Wordpress• http://wordpress.com/ - hosted blog• http://wordpress.org/ - Download option for self hosted blogs• 17.000 plugins• 1.500 themes
    7. 7. Wordpress• http://wordpress.com/ - hosted blog• http://wordpress.org/ - Download option for self hosted blogs• 17.000 plugins• 1.500 themes
    8. 8. Microblogging• Twitter has 200 million users worldwide (BBC, 2011)• articles limited to 140 characters• PR & marketing tool• rather information hub than network (non-reciprocal)
    9. 9. Microblogging• Twitter has 200 million users worldwide (BBC, 2011)• articles limited to 140 characters• PR & marketing tool• rather information hub than network (non-reciprocal)
    10. 10. Social Bookmarking• Reference system• allows tagging• services for scientific references (CiteULike, Mendeley - also: reference management application)
    11. 11. Wikis• Hawaiian phrase for „quick“• interlinked website (database)• can be used as a tool for group learning, group communication, or documentation purposes• colloborative work environment
    12. 12. Wikis• Hawaiian phrase for „quick“• interlinked website (database)• can be used as a tool for group learning, group communication, or documentation purposes• colloborative work environment
    13. 13. RSS• Really Simple Syndication• standardized format for web feeds (e.g. blog entries)• Feed Reader• personal „newsletter“
    14. 14. RSS• Really Simple Syndication• standardized format for web feeds (e.g. blog entries)• Feed Reader• personal „newsletter“
    15. 15. Multimedia• Podcasts• SlideShare• YouTube EDU• iTunes U
    16. 16. Four arguments... for the use of social media in SocialScience/ Criminology1. Public Criminology/ Open Access2. Think outside the box3. It‘s all about attention4. Motivate students
    17. 17. • established 2007• 730 postings • in 30 categories • by 80 authors• Ø 1.600 visitors per week
    18. 18. Public Criminology Open Access• Science should not be conducted in an ivory tower• influence the public discourse about crime and crime control
    19. 19. Public Criminology• Criminology as a „successful failure“ (Loader & Sparks, 2011:11)• While criminology as an academic discipline is booming, the public reception of and demand for criminological knowledge is declining.
    20. 20. Thinkoutsidethe
    21. 21. Two examples
    22. 22. Two examplesVisualizing terror inadvertisment and popculture(August, 2011)
    23. 23. Two examplesVisualizing terror inadvertisment and popculture(August, 2011)
    24. 24. Two examples Be stupid, be transgressive (May, 2011)Visualizing terror inadvertisment and popculture(August, 2011)
    25. 25. It‘s all aboutAttentio
    26. 26. Pagevisits50000375002500012500 0 0 9 0 10 11 1 ct r1 ct r c t1 -O -A p -O - Ap -O 09 v0 9 10 10 11 Ma y Ma y ov ay No N M
    27. 27. Promotion & Networking • Google Page Rank = Impact factor • Criminologia & Krimpedia = PR 5 • provide useful content: e.g. link list, conference calendar, user forum etc.
    28. 28. Promotion & Networking • Google Page Rank = Impact factor • Criminologia & Krimpedia = PR 5 • provide useful content: e.g. link list, conference calendar, user forum etc.
    29. 29. Motivate students“People often say that motivationdoesn’t last. Well, neither doesbathing – that’s why werecommend it daily.”Zig Ziglar
    30. 30. Example 1term paper on „Fiddling“ for a seminar on„Public Criminology“
    31. 31. Example 2
    32. 32. Thank You@ E-mail: c.wickert@uni-hamburg.de Blog: www.criminologia.de Twitter: @Kriminologie

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