ICT impact on family and
community: reﬂections from
Social Impact of ICT workshop
Brussels, 30th June 2009
David Osimo - Tech4i2 ltd.
• 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
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
• 15 out of 35 deal with interpersonal and
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
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