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(eng) What did Twitter gain from Elect_Ua?

(eng) What did Twitter gain from Elect_Ua?



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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(eng) What did Twitter gain from Elect_Ua? (eng) What did Twitter gain from Elect_Ua? Presentation Transcript

  • What did Twitter gain from #elect_ua in Ukraine Vitaliy Moroz , Internews Ukraine Igor Zapadenko , Khmelnytsky portal
  • 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
  • What is ElectUA? Web-site: http://electua.org/
  • 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
  • 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
  • Selection of key regions
    • Initial suggestions :
    • - Zakarpatska
    • - Ivano-Frankivska
    • - Zhytomyrska
    • - Myhailivska
    • - Luganska
    • Final regions :
    • te .zp .zt .od .lg
  • Selection of participants
    • Launching al blog electua.blogspot.com
    • Registration of 120 participants throught Google Docs
  • 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
  • Promotion : group in Facebook
  • Promotion: Initiatives by participants. Blogs
  • Promotion: Initiatives by participants
  • Promotion: Initiatives by participants Twitter-workshops for other users beside the project
  • Promotion: Initiatives by participants Export of twi - feeds #elect_ua on www.elect.ua and other web-sites Example: www.proskurov.info
  • Promotion: Initiatives by participants Team of #elect_ua planned to report in both 1 st and 2 nd rounds of elections
  • Results: #elect_ua became official hash tag of elections in Ukraine
    • Just after 1 st round by popularity
  • Results: #elect_ua became key hashtag of elections in Ukraine #elect_ua was used by many others users, not just participants
  • 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
  • Positive feedback
  • Positive feedback
  • Results of 1 st round Number of links in: Yandex – 545 1 , Google – 4 660
  • 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
  • Results of 1 round. Discussion on number of tweets
    • How do search engines work and which data do they provide?
  • 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
  • We chose best participants… … based on : - Twi reports - Photo and video - tweets on abuses #elect _ sos
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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!
  • Thanks for attention !
    • Vitaliy Moroz @insider_ua @medianext_ua www.internews.ua
    • Igor Zapadenko @kminfo www.proskurov.info