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(eng) What did Twitter gain from Elect_Ua?

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Elect_Ua - is a First Twitter broadcasting of elections in Ukraine …

Elect_Ua - is a First Twitter broadcasting of elections in Ukraine

Was organized by Internews Ukraine in late 2008 early 2010.

In Oct 2010 Elect_Ua-2 for local elections to be launched

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  • Ініціатива у Вінниці не переросла в активну участь у трансляції, але вона була – це факт. Принаймні, хтось навчився використанню Твіттера
  • Хештег стали використовувати, окрім учасників, інші твіттеряни
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    • 1. What did Twitter gain from #elect_ua in Ukraine Vitaliy Moroz , Internews Ukraine Igor Zapadenko , Khmelnytsky portal
    • 2. What is ElectUA?
      • ElectUA is a brief name for All-Ukrainian Twitter Broadcasting of Presidential Elections-2010 in Ukraine;
      • Streaming of all tweets with special hash tags from different regions to separate platform;
      • 200+ participants as total involved;
      • A project by Internews Ukraine funded by U-media project, Internews Network
    • 3. What is ElectUA? Web-site: http://electua.org/
    • 4. How was it launched?
      • March’ 09 - launch of MediaNext . The project on development of new media by EJC and Internews Ukraine #medianext_ua
      • June-July’ 09 – conducting 1 st sessions of trainings
      • ABC of new media. New media skills for journalists and media activists;
      • - Т witter is one of key topics for teaching
    • 5. Initial steps by ElectUA. Questions:
      • What do we plan to reach?
      • What is our conception/working plan ?
      • Which hash tags do we choose?
      • Which people do we work with?
      • Launching a web-site: www.electua.org
    • 6. Selection of key regions
      • Initial suggestions :
      • - Zakarpatska
      • - Ivano-Frankivska
      • - Zhytomyrska
      • - Myhailivska
      • - Luganska
      • Final regions :
      • te .zp .zt .od .lg
    • 7. Selection of participants
      • Launching al blog electua.blogspot.com
      • Registration of 120 participants throught Google Docs
    • 8. Promotion in new media - Т witter
      • Working account :
      • @medianext_ua + #elect_test and later #elect_ua
      • Personal account of Internews Ukraine staff :
      • @insider_ua @didych @npedchenko
      • + official account of project @elect_ua
    • 9. Promotion : group in Facebook
    • 10. Promotion: Initiatives by participants. Blogs
    • 11. Promotion: Initiatives by participants
    • 12. Promotion: Initiatives by participants Twitter-workshops for other users beside the project
    • 13. Promotion: Initiatives by participants Export of twi - feeds #elect_ua on www.elect.ua and other web-sites Example: www.proskurov.info
    • 14. Promotion: Initiatives by participants Team of #elect_ua planned to report in both 1 st and 2 nd rounds of elections
    • 15. Results: #elect_ua became official hash tag of elections in Ukraine
      • Just after 1 st round by popularity
    • 16. Results: #elect_ua became key hashtag of elections in Ukraine #elect_ua was used by many others users, not just participants
    • 17. Results: #elect_ua became official hash tag of elections in Ukraine … someone became to spam - to use #elect_ua for any other events but not elections It show #elect_ua became popular
    • 18. Positive feedback
    • 19. Positive feedback
    • 20. Results of 1 st round Number of links in: Yandex – 545 1 , Google – 4 660
    • 21. Results of 2 nd round : Number of links on #elect_sos: Yandex –374 #elect_sos marks tweets related to attempts of election fraud and how to avoid it
    • 22. Results of 1 round. Discussion on number of tweets
      • How do search engines work and which data do they provide?
    • 23. Results of 1 round : Discussion on number of tweets
      • During 2 nd round of elections – about 15 000 unique tweets
      • As of March 2010 – 18 840 unique tweets
      • and 20 000 – of all posts in blogs
    • 24. We chose best participants… … based on : - Twi reports - Photo and video - tweets on abuses #elect _ sos
    • 25. What did Twitter gain from ElectUA?
      • Development if social skills of participants
      • More wider use of hash tags
      • Raised interest to social issues like elections and accountability
      • Closer ties among twi-people
      • Your opinion?
      • ( we asked participants of ElectUA during follow-up meeting )
      • - Interest in social media in the regions
      • Merging between old and new media
      • - Showed how politicians use Twitter
    • 26. What did Twitter gain from ElectUA?
      • As a resource to inform audience, links to auidience
      • Instrument to observe – watchdog
      • Help from audience in hard situations on polling stations
      • Informing – to see the whole situation through Twitter
      • Interest from abroad – US, Canada
      • Chance to spread news immediately
      • Links between Twitter and “serious” media
    • 27. ElectUA after 2010. What is next ?
      • Wave of civic activism on the local level ( public events, flash mobs etc .) Now public could learn from local witnesses and citizen journalists;
      • The experience of #elect_ua to be used in following local elections 2010-2011;
      • Watchdogs for new President of Ukraine appeared – example: #nash_yanyk
    • 28. Thanks !
      • @cvirk @vaita @alek_ya @gorodetskaya @netocrat
      • @ovsianik @mk _ news @ezhurov @Gregor_ARK
      • @FART_39 @dnepryanka @MediaJourn @dancingwindy
      • @grebionkin @rozdum @godetsky
      • @neman44 @elect_dn @voinova @nizkodubova
      • @oko_ua @XAHAC @khanasV @ternopolyanyn @kminfo
      • @retwittka + dozens of Twitter users!
    • 29. Thanks for attention !
      • Vitaliy Moroz @insider_ua @medianext_ua www.internews.ua
      • Igor Zapadenko @kminfo www.proskurov.info