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  • PLAY - Experimentation as a form of problemsolving PERFORMANCE - Adopting alternative identities for purpose of improvisation and discovery SIMULATION - Interpreting and constructing dynamic models of real-world processes APPROPRIATION - Meaningfully sampling and re-mixing media content MULTITASKING Scanning the environment and shifting focus to salient details DISTRIEBUTED COGNITION - Interacting meaningfully with tools that expand mental capacities Collective intelligence - Pooling knowledge and comparing notes with others towards a common goal Judgement -- Evaluating the reliability and credibility of different information sources Transmedia navigation -- Following the flow of stories and information across multiple modalities Networking - searching for, synthesising and disseminating information across the web Negotiation - Working across diverse communities, discerning and respecting multiple perspectives, grasping and following alternative norms
  • One of the prime motivations for online participation is access to knowledge. From collaborative research to the collection of web references and citations on scholarly mailing lists to technological forums, the enhancement of knowledge is a crucial reason for participation in the Social Web.

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  • Participation (module II) & the social web : an introduction for students in LIBR559M Dean Giustini, UBC librarian | [email_address] | LIBR559M Summer 2011 President Barack Obama has been called the first 2.0 President
  • Which tools promote accessibility, visibility & participation ?
    • Participation 2.0
        • What motivates someone to participate?
        • Online, are you a lurker? A participant? A creator?
        • What is optimum for information professionals ?
    • The Social Web
        • How do we encourage participation among user groups?
        • Do archives & libraries need a social brand? identity?
        • Is there a downside to participating ‘in the cloud’?
    Dean Giustini, UBC librarian | [email_address] | LIBR559M Summer 2011
  • All the world's a stage, … and all the men and women merely players… Do you prefer to take centre stage or backstage? Dean Giustini, UBC librarian | [email_address] | LIBR559M Summer 2011
  • What motivates someone to be social with other people? What does all this activity on the web mean ? Dean Giustini, UBC librarian | [email_address] | LIBR559M Summer 2011
  • Participating is a part of our culture many cultures Dean Giustini, UBC librarian | [email_address] | LIBR559M Summer 2011
  • What motivates someone to participate? Social media promotes visibility, findability, searchability, accessibility Dean Giustini, UBC librarian | [email_address] | LIBR559M Summer 2011
  • Dean Giustini, UBC librarian | [email_address] | LIBR559M Summer 2011
  • “… participation is a more active concept than inclusion… it assumes people have something valuable to contribute…” Buckmaster & Thomas (2009). Social inclusion and social citizenship—towards a truly inclusive society. Research Paper 2009, no. 8. Parliamentary Library of Australia. Participation is part of citizenship Dean Giustini, UBC librarian | [email_address] | LIBR559M Summer 2011
  • Dean Giustini, UBC librarian | [email_address] | LIBR559M Summer 2011 How Khan Academy Is Changing the Rules of Education Wired, July 2011 Mass participation reveals unmet needs
  • Dean Giustini, UBC librarian | [email_address] | LIBR559M Summer 2011 Mass participation reveals unmet needs
  • Finding sufficient time Motivating staff Supporting user communities Selecting the right tools Demonstrating value Expertise Privacy concerns Barriers to exploiting the social web Dean Giustini, UBC librarian | [email_address] | LIBR559M Summer 2011 Expertise in using social media Ubiquitous surveillance Time?
  • What are the downsides of the ‘social web’ Case in point: Facebook & Twitter ‘texting’ Dean Giustini, UBC librarian | [email_address] | LIBR559M Summer 2011
  • “… in most online communities, 90% of users are lurkers who never contribute, 9% of users contribute a little, and 1% of users account for almost all the action…” Neilson, 2006; 2011 Are you a lurker? Dean Giustini, UBC librarian | [email_address] | LIBR559M Summer 2011
  • The ladder of social participation Dean Giustini, UBC librarian | [email_address] | LIBR559M Summer 2011
  • “… [a blogger] can provoke discussion or take a position, even passionately but …create an atmosphere in which others want to participate.” Andrew Sullivan ‘Why I blog’ The power of syndication Dean Giustini, UBC librarian | [email_address] | LIBR559M Summer 2011
  • Skills for participating in media landscape Play & performance Appropriation Multi-tasking Distributed cognition Transmedia navigation Jenkins, Henry (2006) Confronting The Challenges Of Participatory Culture. Media Education For The 21stCentury Dean Giustini, UBC librarian | [email_address] | LIBR559M Summer 2011
  • “… participants in peer production communities have many different motivations for jumping in from fun and altruism to achieving something that is of direct value to them. Though egalitarianism is the general rule, most peer networks have an underlying structure, where some people have more authority and influence than others. But the basic rules of operation are about as different from corporate command-and-control hierarchy as the latter was from the feudal crafts shop of the pre-industrial economy.“ Wikinomics (2007) Peer-production communities Dean Giustini, UBC librarian | [email_address] | LIBR559M Summer 2011
  • Social capital …increased recognition motivates us “ Life is not about finding yourself, life is about creating yourself” – George Bernard Shaw Dean Giustini, UBC librarian | [email_address] | LIBR559M Summer 2011
  • Mobility: portable devices used in pursuit of library & archival objectives Dean Giustini, UBC librarian | [email_address] | LIBR559M Summer 2011
  • Is there a scholarship of social media? Dean Giustini, UBC librarian | [email_address] | LIBR559M Summer 2011
  • The benefits of participation Encourage two-way interaction with users in the cloud Share information, ideas & knowledge (Re)define archival & libraries’ mission & direction Embed information professionals where users ...form communities online Stake our claim to the digital age Dean Giustini, UBC librarian | [email_address] | LIBR559M Summer 2011