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ICSWM 2008, Politics and Social Media Panel

ICSWM 2008, Politics and Social Media Panel

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  • Politics & Social Media * Kathy Gill (University of Washington) * Sumit Basu (Microsoft Research) * David Postman (Seattle Times) * Derek Young (Exit133)
  • Digital Technologies …
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  • Trent Lott Dan Rather Rev. Wright
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  • BLOGS: DEMOCRATIZING THE NEWS? Sumit Basu, Microsoft Research
  • News Was Once for the Lucky Few…
  • Newsprint for All (or Most)
  • Taking It Online: (All) News for All!
  • Blogs: News *from* All
    • Providing commentary on news events, stories, people, issues, etc.
    • Aggregating articles on a story
    • Surfacing “hidden” articles or events
    • A playlist for news
    • A conversation about news
    • Doesn’t this make everything better?
  • How Does This Change News?
    • More participants in the news
      • Greater participation by producers and readers
      • A greater diversity of opinion
      • Checks and balances on news bias
    • An overwhelming amount of news
      • Hundreds of news sources
      • Thousands of political blogs
      • What are you going to read?
    • The risk of getting even more polarized
  • So How Do We Put it all Together?
  • Links
    • EPIC2015: www.albinoblacksheep.com/flash/epic or www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tqif6ZSlL4M
    • Exit133.com
    • iReport.com
    • memeorandum.com/river and memeorandum.com
    • Newsvine.com
    • Postman on Politics: blog.seattletimes.nwsource.com/davidpostman
    • UK PM Is On Twitter: twitter.com/steverubel/statuses/778169456