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Why Participte? Why Participte? Presentation Transcript

  • Why Participate?
  • “For the Internet has unleashed an extraordinary possibility for many to participate in the process of building and cultivating a culture that reaches far beyond local boundaries” (Varnelis, 10).
  • Virtual Community? virtual- not really there, not face to face, online community- a group where regular members / people can come together and discuss topics / “hang out”
  • Examples of Online Topics • Issues • Causes • Parenting • Jobs • Work • Hobbies • Socialization • Identity • Support
  • Brief History
  • “Hanging Out” Online • Moral/Social support • Socialization/Friends • Communicate w/ strangers/Meet new people • Discuss topics/Gain info/Knowledge • Easy to be open and express oneself • “Private” Identity (Nickname) • Acceptance • Business/Promotion/Networking
  • Public vs. Private What is even considered as “private” anymore?
  • Henry Jenkins Speaking about participatory culture.
  • Easier Communication
  • Chris Anderson - Long Tail
  • Other Ways of Sharing
  • Clay Shirky “Power Laws, Weblogs, and Inequality”
  • "Encouraging comments and analysis, fostering contributions of reporting and fact- checking, or asking readers to weigh in on and help shape the news agenda is what truly interactive news Web sites, such as those run by Current TV, Digg, and NewsTrust, are designed to do." (Varnelis, 16)
  • “...The Web was by far the most dynamic source of information of every kind, a flood of images, stories, podcasts, video, critiques, corrections, and metanarratives." (Varnelis, 16)