Minavere Vera Bardici Simon Elias BibriErliza Lopez Pedersen Lisa Virgiano
Presentation Structure ICT and Social Media:Definitional Issues and the Relationship; and ICT and SocialMedia: New Forms of Expression and Democratic Participation Have Independent Channels for Citizen Media Outlived Themselves?; and Can Citizen Media Meet the Web 2.0 Social Media Revolution? Employment of Social Media in Development Works and ItsCorelational Functions; and Alteration of Forms and Practices of Social Change Caused by ICT Challenges to ICT and Social Media
ICT and Social Media:Definitional Issues and the Relationship What is ICT? What is Social Media?
ICT and Social Media: New Forms of Expression and Democratic Participation Catalyst for contemporary communication (Hopper 2007) For self-mass communication (Castells 2009) Developing intimate bonds with unfamiliar people (Kaplan & Blakely 2009) Users have control of information (Hinchcliffe 2006; O’Reilly 2005) An active stake in the culture of production (Jenkins et. al. 2005)
ICT and Social Media: New Forms of Expression and Democratic Participation Introduce substantial and pervasive changes to communication (Kietzmann et. al 2011) Reflect participatory culture (Jenkins et. al. 2005) Public will mobilization (Salmon, Fernandez and Post 2010) “Appearance of alternative and opposition public spheres” (Jakubowicz 2007, p.137)
Have Independent Channels for Citizen Media Outlived Themselves? What is a citizen? (Dahlgren 2009) Mediascapes (Appadurai 1996) Citizen Media (Rodriguez 2001) Credibility of Citizen Media (Rosenberry and St. John 2010) Downfall of MySpace (Bajarin 2011; Hartung 2011)
Can Citizen Media Meet the Web 2.0 Social Media Revolution? What is Web 2.0? (O’Reilly 2005) Rise of social media (Kaplan & Haenlein 2010) A new generation of journalists (Heffernan 2011) Distinctive and sustaining features are not well understood (Eltantawy & Wiest 2011)
The Employment of Social Media in Development Works and Its Corelational Functions Sharing of media content; participation, emancipation, and empowerment (Haenlein & Kaplan 2010) Civil society (Hintz 2007) Mandatory participatory level (Rao 2005)
The Alteration of Forms and Practices of Social Change Caused by ICT Create and unleash developmental force (Rao 2005) Digital Divide (Granqvist 2005) Multiple roles (Eltantawy & Wiest 2011; Khamis 2011) Social Media as Critical New Resource (Langman 2005; Della Porta & Mosca 2005; Wasserman 2007)
Challenges to ICT and Social Media Creating less confined political spaces (Eltantawy & Weist 2011) Social Digital Media (Breuer 2011) Social network monopoly (Berners-Lee 2010) leading to economic interest (Soltren 2005) Human-Computer Interaction (Kelly 2002)
Challenges to ICT and Social Media Seven functional building blocks: Identity Conversations Sharing Presence Relationships Reputation Groups (Kietzmann et al. 2011)
Social Media Conclusion Instrumental in shaping and catalyzing social change for allowing democratic participation, continued flow of communication, and speed in public mobilization Assessing social media’s impact on social change is not straightforward due to lack of empirical evidence Expression, collaboration, and participation Self-mass communication- reaching a massive, global audience
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