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Comments on the social impact of ICT

  1. 1. ICT impact on family and community: reflections from personal experiences Social Impact of ICT workshop Brussels, 30th June 2009 David Osimo - Tech4i2 ltd.
  2. 2. Main points • a theoretically robust, scientific view reflections on daily practice of the web • does ICT matter for family and community? stories from INCA award • how does ICT matter? Bridging or bonding social capital in Twitter 2
  3. 3. Does ICT matter? Let’s see what people build • INCA award: stimulating users to build “socially useful applications” • one month, 20K Euros prize: 35 working applications submitted • 15 out of 35 deal with interpersonal and family relations www.inca-award.be 3
  4. 4. http://www.ikkanhet.be/ 4
  5. 5. http://www.tvtweets.be/ 5
  6. 6. http://www.hupskadee.be 6
  7. 7. http://research.edm.uhasselt.be/~twoddler/ 7
  8. 8. How does ICT matter? Bridging vs bonding social capital in Twitter 8
  9. 9. Bonding 9
  10. 10. Bridging 10
  11. 11. Wrapping up a practice-based view on family/community • ICT matters and increases both bridging and bonding social capital • borders between the two are blurred but these remain key categories for analysis • robust quantitative evidence arrives too late to be policy-relevant david.osimo@tech4i2.com egov20.wordpress.com 11

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