Aiatsis presentation on social networking


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Aiatsis presentation on social networking

  1. 1. Social Networking for Indigenous Communities<br />Convener:Chris Rauchle<br />Date: Friday, 16 July 2010URL:<br />OR<br />
  2. 2. Coming up<br />What is Social Networking IT?<br />Current Social Networking tools<br />Future possibilities<br />Workshop<br />Sites<br />Blog<br />Twitter<br />Facebook<br />
  3. 3. What is social networking<br />Using ICT to facilitate connecting with other people<br />Eradicates time and space to make making meetings easier<br />Allows people to share your life without expensive (in terms of human attention and $) one on one interactions<br />Organizational - Allows you to stay up to date with personal and business situations of your mob, family, community, work<br />
  4. 4. Indigenous IT – Public computer use<br />See Inge Krall’s paper<br />
  5. 5. YouTube – Making music<br />See Inge Krall’s paper<br />
  6. 6. Facebook - the awful truth<br />Requires Literacy<br />Requires expensive equipment<br />Requires a data plan (broadband or mobile)<br />Requires a private area (most equipment public)<br />Does not have Rights Management over individual pieces of media<br />Does not have Asset Management - can’t find media by a searching or protect it by local backup<br />Unsupported by current network infrastructure – may be no network so idea of being always connected doesn’t work<br />
  7. 7. Do we need Rights Management for:<br />Class and Gender restrictions<br />Location +Temporality<br />Secret/Sacred<br />Mortuary restrictions<br />Bullying<br />Privacy<br />Intend to extend social norms into the IT system that currently doesn’t support them…not replace ‘good manners’ with a machine<br />
  8. 8. Bullying<br />Small connected communities mean that existing facebook style ‘defriend’ is irrelevant/inappropriate<br />Cyberbullyingneeds moderation<br />Frictionless nature of social media gives great power for good and ill <br />Betrayal of trust, what can you do to expire your own media if it falls into the wrong hands? (Heard from Glenda yesterday about misuse of imagery)<br />
  9. 9. Bullying<br />
  10. 10. Location<br />Geotagging- some things may only be discussed in/out of Country or a region<br />Remote experience of country<br />Augmented reality experience of country<br />BingMapslive mashups of 3D<br />Google/Bing Maps Earth/Sky overlays of historical Country<br />Excellent talks on the first day on land use and native title implications<br />
  11. 11. Mapping Indigenous land use 400 yrs<br /><br /><br />
  12. 12. Indigenous Mapping – Earth<br />The Dictionary of Sydney<br />12<br />12<br />
  13. 13. Sydney – 1943 to present - Urban<br />
  14. 14. Indigenous sky mapping<br />Constellation Orion in Google maps and the emu dreaming<br />
  15. 15. Blogging<br /> is google’s free blog site<br /> is not affiliated with any freemail provider<br />Most ISPs will host a blog for you at extra cost if you want something like<br />You can email, sms or blog on the go from your mobile<br />
  16. 16. Save money with your mobile <br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
  17. 17. Facebook<br />Works to connect the ‘Social Graph’<br />2009 year had 200M people last time checked 400M<br />From 100M to 150M mobile users since January (techcrunch)<br />
  18. 18. Linkedin<br />Professional networking<br />CVs, Jobs, groups interested in your discipline<br />Over 70M people<br /><br />
  19. 19. Yammer<br />A sort of business facebook/twitter<br />Shows org charts and internal connections<br />For sharing info ideas and thoughts within an organisation<br />
  20. 20. Slideshare<br />
  21. 21. Twitter <br />SMS for the web, 140characters limit, direct messages or broadcast to ‘followers’ or available to anyone searching the ‘twitterverse’<br />Follow or be followed<br />Special Characters: @ ##ln = linkedin #fb=facebook Nothing new - Buchannan and Victoria tweeted in 1858<br />Nothing new - Buchannan and Victoria tweeted in 1858<br />21<br />
  22. 22. Ashton Kutcher and Ellen?<br />
  23. 23. Google Latitude<br />Where are my friends?<br />How do I navigate to them?<br />where we can meet?<br />Dating? We heard from Peter Radoll that ‘looking for love’ is a big user of internet time<br />
  24. 24. Loopt<br />
  25. 25. Foursquare<br />
  26. 26. Location Based - Google Goggles<br />
  27. 27. Dating<br />
  28. 28. Dating<br />
  29. 29. Dating<br />
  30. 30. Helpful location services - Ushahidi<br />Check out the videos at:<br />“Erik Hersman on reporting crisis via texting” for info on texting service Ushahidi<br /><br />and<br />Tim Berners-Lee: The year open data went worldwide” for an interesting take on how mapping can help legal cases in cases of inequitable treatment<br /><br />
  31. 31. Save money with your mobile <br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
  32. 32. Exercise – Setting up a website<br />Google sites probably represents lowest cost entry<br />Go to<br />Usual website sign in<br />Create a site – chose ‘Featured’ and ‘Neighborhood Site’<br />Try customising the major text<br />Change an image using ‘edit page’ remove the image and insert a fresh one<br />Remove/Insert a sidebar component<br />
  33. 33. Exercise - tweet<br /><br />Usual password setup <br />Hashtags #<br />Named character @<br />Send a tweet “#fb Had a great time @AIATSIS Seminar”<br />Now check your facebook<br />Send a tweet “#ln Learned heaps at @AIATSIS Seminar<br />
  34. 34. Exercise - facebook<br /><br />Usual signup/login<br />Personal information: birthdate showing year etc.<br />Create an event<br />Create a photo album<br />Restrict the photo album to family, friends, custom<br />
  35. 35. References<br />Chose what happens next, American Ad Council, USA 2010,<br />The Manahattana Project<br />Deger, Jennifer, Shimmering Screens: Making Media in an Aboriginal Community, University of Minnesota Press, USA, 2006<br />Kral, Inge, Plugged in: Remote Australian Indigenous youth and Digital Culture, CAEPR WORKING PAPER No. 69/2010,<br />Benchmark policies: Kinship Placements,<br />Michaels, Eric, Bad Aboriginal Art: Tradition, Media and Technological Horizons, University of Minnesota Press, USA, 1994<br />Norris, Ray, Aboriginal Astronomy, CSIRO, 2007,<br /><br />