Com460: Introduction Social Media Technologies, News and Politics Kathy Gill, 03 April 2008
Once Upon A Time ….
Then Came ….
Then Came …
Then Came …
Today …
Digital Technologies … <ul><li>Create perfect copies  </li></ul><ul><li>Collapse space </li></ul><ul><li>Collapse time </l...
Blogs… do all those things <ul><li>Provide commentary and reporting on news events, stories, people, issues... </li></ul><...
Disintermediation
 
Trent Lott Dan Rather Rev. Wright
 
 
 
 
 
How Does This Change News & Politics?   <ul><li>More participants, different roles </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reader becomes au...
Links, Examples <ul><li>EPIC2015: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fUHtc37MC8 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul>...
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    1. 1. Com460: Introduction Social Media Technologies, News and Politics Kathy Gill, 03 April 2008
    2. 2. Once Upon A Time ….
    3. 3. Then Came ….
    4. 4. Then Came …
    5. 5. Then Came …
    6. 6. Today …
    7. 7. Digital Technologies … <ul><li>Create perfect copies </li></ul><ul><li>Collapse space </li></ul><ul><li>Collapse time </li></ul>
    8. 8. Blogs… do all those things <ul><li>Provide commentary and reporting on news events, stories, people, issues... </li></ul><ul><li>Surface “hidden” articles or events </li></ul><ul><li>Aggregate articles on a story </li></ul><ul><li>Can serve as a playlist for news </li></ul><ul><li>Can become a conversation about news </li></ul>
    9. 9. Disintermediation
    10. 11. Trent Lott Dan Rather Rev. Wright
    11. 17. How Does This Change News & Politics? <ul><li>More participants, different roles </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reader becomes author </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ideally: checks and balances on bias, spin </li></ul></ul><ul><li>An overwhelming amount of “stuff” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What, and who, are you going to read? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The risk of polarization </li></ul><ul><li>Failing business models </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Who will pay people to “report” and “analyze” </li></ul></ul>
    12. 18. Links, Examples <ul><li>EPIC2015: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fUHtc37MC8 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/flash/epic </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Exit133.com, WestSeattleBlog.com </li></ul><ul><li>iReport.com </li></ul><ul><li>memeorandum.com/river and memeorandum.com </li></ul><ul><li>Newsvine.com </li></ul><ul><li>Postman on Politics: blog.seattletimes.nwsource.com/davidpostman </li></ul><ul><li>UK PM Is On Twitter: twitter.com/steverubel/statuses/778169456 </li></ul>

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