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  1. 1. The Mourning After: A Case Study of Social Mediain the 3.11 Earthquake Disaster in Japan Elsa 27.08.2012 Week7
  2. 2. • The essay demonstrates that people are increasingly becoming witnesses to various natural disasters with their own specific type of affective cultures dues to the development of social mobile media. The Mourning After: A Case Study of Social Media in the 3.11 Earthquake Disaster in Japan
  3. 3. How social media offer newchannels for affective cultures?The Mourning After: A Case Study of SocialMedia in the 3.11 Earthquake Disaster inJapan
  4. 4. • Capturing, sharing and monumentalizing events• Moving across online and offline worlds into geosocial terrain• Taking much credit for mobilizing action e.g. YouTube, FacebookHjorth, L & Kim, KY (2011), ‘The Mourning After: A Case Study of Social Media in the 3.11Earthquake Disaster in Japan’, Television & New Media, vol. 12, no. 6, pp. 552-559The Mourning After: A Case Study of SocialMedia in the 3.11 Earthquake Disaster inJapan
  5. 5. In what ways social media hadimpact on the public?The Mourning After: A Case Study of SocialMedia in the 3.11 Earthquake Disaster inJapan
  6. 6. In general:• Provide various modes of visual, textual, oral communication with greater affective personalization• Provide new spaces for networked, effective civic responses and affective interpersonal responses• Make the public feel more connected dues to a new sense of collective affective power The Mourning After: A Case Study of Social Media in the 3.11 Earthquake Disaster in Japan
  7. 7. In the situation of natural disasters:• Collecting and disseminate horrific events• Shaping the affective nature of the eventHjorth, L & Kim, KY (2011), ‘The Mourning After: A Case Study of Social Media inthe 3.11 Earthquake Disaster in Japan’, Television & New Media, vol. 12, no. 6,pp. 552-559The Mourning After: A Case Study of SocialMedia in the 3.11 Earthquake Disaster inJapan
  8. 8. The Mourning After: A Case Study of SocialMedia in the 3.11 Earthquake Disaster inJapan
  9. 9. Social Media creates Intimacyhttp://www.youtube.com/watchv=BVb1RRMHZjs&feature=related Social Media Intimacy
  10. 10. • According to Anthropologist Stefana Broadbent (2009), communications to some extent are strengthening our most important relationships.• “Mobile phones, instant messaging and social networking actually creates new channels for establishing core relationships.” Broadbent, S (2009), TED Global 2009, OxfordSocial Media Intimacy
  11. 11. How these impact on the public in terms ofbuilding relationships?Social Media Intimacy
  12. 12. Twitter • a cocktail party of social media • relationships start and are sustained, but not go further • but your approach is limited with140 charactersSocial Media Intimacy
  13. 13. Blogs • usually start with commenting on one’s blog • seek both interests and similaritiesSocial Media Intimacy
  14. 14. Emails • quite intimate in the context of the online world • offer beyond other types one-to-one conversation without content restrictionSocial Media Intimacy
  15. 15. Facebook • both bloggers and readers seem to be evolving • very visual glimpse into who you really are as someone • probably one day that people will not use their email address anymoreSocial Media Intimacy
  16. 16. Social Media Intimacy
  17. 17. • The number of “inboxes” we possess is staggering,e.g. Twitter, Facebook,Linkedin, Google +messages, Blog comments,Skype, Instagram, etc. Social Media Intimacy
  18. 18. • The common belief in interacting with more people is inherently better than interacting with fewer people, sometimes no longer convinced. Social Media Intimacy
  19. 19. • A feeling of intimacy and closeness that doesn’t actually exist. Social Media Intimacy
  20. 20. • Giving each channel an intimacy rating on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 the most intimate, how you rate these forms, including Twitter, Blog, Facebook, Skype/Online Chat.• And then, discuss where have your deepest connections in the online and mobile world been formed? Discussion Activity

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