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ICSWM 2008, Politics and Social Media Panel

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  • Icwsm Politics Panel

    1. 1. Politics & Social Media * Kathy Gill (University of Washington) * Sumit Basu (Microsoft Research) * David Postman (Seattle Times) * Derek Young (Exit133)
    2. 2. Digital Technologies … <ul><li>Create perfect copies </li></ul><ul><li>Collapse space </li></ul><ul><li>Collapse time </li></ul>
    3. 5. Trent Lott Dan Rather Rev. Wright
    4. 11. BLOGS: DEMOCRATIZING THE NEWS? Sumit Basu, Microsoft Research
    5. 12. News Was Once for the Lucky Few…
    6. 13. Newsprint for All (or Most)
    7. 14. Taking It Online: (All) News for All!
    8. 15. Blogs: News *from* All <ul><li>Providing commentary on news events, stories, people, issues, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Aggregating articles on a story </li></ul><ul><li>Surfacing “hidden” articles or events </li></ul><ul><li>A playlist for news </li></ul><ul><li>A conversation about news </li></ul><ul><li>Doesn’t this make everything better? </li></ul>
    9. 16. How Does This Change News? <ul><li>More participants in the news </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Greater participation by producers and readers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A greater diversity of opinion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Checks and balances on news bias </li></ul></ul><ul><li>An overwhelming amount of news </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hundreds of news sources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Thousands of political blogs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What are you going to read? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The risk of getting even more polarized </li></ul>
    10. 17. So How Do We Put it all Together?
    11. 18. Links <ul><li>EPIC2015: www.albinoblacksheep.com/flash/epic or www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tqif6ZSlL4M </li></ul><ul><li>Exit133.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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