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  • 1. G20 Cross-syndication <ul><li>Anne Helmond, Catalina Iorga, Alejandro Ortega </li></ul>
  • 2. ... the growing importance of Facebook as a space where a public can be reached and informed and can enter into a dialogue to discuss issues of common interest and influence political decision-making Networked Publics: The Double Articulation of Code and Politics on Facebook Ganaele Langlois University of Ontario Greg Elmer, Fenwick McKelvey, & Zachary Devereaux Ryerson University
  • 3. Theoretically, the challenges primarily lie in understanding the uniqueness of social networking sites as assemblages where software processes, patterns of information circulation , communicative practices, social practices, and political contexts are articulated with and redefined by each other in complex ways.
  • 4. Questions <ul><li>What is the platform dependency of G20? </li></ul><ul><li>Can we map out the rich media ecology of a protest? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the scope of the scale of activism on Facebook? </li></ul>
  • 5. Startingpoint <ul><li>Select one of the largest G20 Toronto summit Facebook protest groups, &quot;RESIST TORONTO G20 SUMMIT 2010&quot; (over 6,800 members). </li></ul><ul><li>Identify other web spaces it is officially affiliated to: Website: G20Central Twitter account: @G20mobilize </li></ul>
  • 6.  
  • 7. Step 1: Harvest outlinks from the three selected platforms <ul><li>The Toronto Community Mobilization Network's website (tool: NaviCrawler) </li></ul><ul><li>The official Twitter account (tool: copy paste in Harvester) </li></ul><ul><li>The official Facebook group (tool: semi-automatic Harvester) </li></ul>
  • 8. Step 2: Examine which types of websites and respective content the outlinks refer to. <ul><li>Analyze links </li></ul><ul><li>Categorize (eg: video platform, photo platform, NGO) </li></ul>
  • 9. Step 3: Compare and contrast the three platforms' outlink networks <ul><li>Count </li></ul><ul><li>Visualize (Bubbleline tool) Website: Facebook: Twitter: </li></ul>
  • 10. Initial findings <ul><li>Prominence of YouTube </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube is linked to but does not contain links in the comments </li></ul><ul><li>Content platforms do not link outside! </li></ul>
  • 11. Where else are the photos and videos that are refered to?
  • 12. What are the platforms where content is syndicated?
  • 13. Problems <ul><li>Facebook: scraping links from Links pages in Groups. Workaround for Linkripper: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>copy paste all links </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>put in skype </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>follow all links </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>copy paste all links </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>put in link ripper </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Scraping links from a single website: NaviCrawler website down. </li></ul>

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