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  • TEEMU NOTES: research disciplines include: Mass Com & journalism, Media technologies, sociology, design, organizations (vai miten nää sanois) multidisciplinary and distributed team of course is challenging – we’ll get mack to that later on
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    • 1. Citizen participation and social media Final seminar of the Somus project 27.1.2011
    • 2. SOMUS in short Caj Södergård VTT
    • 3. What is SOMUS?
      • ” Social media for citizens and public sector collaboration”
      • Funded by the Academy of Finland (2009-2010)
      • Multidisciplinary research partners:
        • VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland / Media Technologies
        • University of Tampere / Dept. of Journalism and Mass Communications
        • University of Jyväskylä / Dept. of Social Sciences and Philosophy
        • Aalto University School of Technology / Dept. of Media Technology
        • The Open Research Swarm / http://parvi.fi
    • 4. Project themes
      • Study citizenship and participation in social media environment
      • Prototype social media based concepts for dialogue between citizen groups, public sector, mass media
      • Create and validate a model for open Internet-based research
    • 5. SOMUS sub-projects
      • Participatory media
        • Climate change theme with high school students
      • Immigrant media
        • Increasing immigrant participation and dialogue
      • Instant media
        • Communication and swarming in ’crisis’ situations
      • Community-driven design
      • Mashup and Web 2.0 technologies
    • 6.
            • somus.vtt.fi
    • 7. Open collaboration? Tools, methods & learnings Somus seminar 27.1.2011 Teemu Ropponen
    • 8. Open collaboration today
      • Video streaming on Bambuser http:// bambuser.com / channel / somus
      • Qaiku as a “back channel”: http:// j.mp / somusliverapo
      • EtherPads for collaborative writing: http:// j.mp /gA6zBe
      • Blog as a gateway: http:// somus.vtt.fi
      • Somus report: http:// j.mp / somusreport
    • 9. Somus - openness since day 1 We started finding researchers and planning SOMUS openly on Jaiku. This was a bottom-up approach.
    • 10. TOOLS AND PRACTICES FOR OPEN COMMUNICATION & COLLABORATION
    • 11. Artefact & backchannel in one
    • 12. Collaboration tools in Somus Somus applied openness in nearly all types of research tasks.
    • 13. Openness competence?
      • Dealing with constant incompleteness
      • Networking skills
      • Varying work roles
      • Self-organization
      • Facilitation of networked processes
      • Agility
      • Ethics
    • 14. Results – on a practical level
      • Being open requires a lot of work
        • Navigating through”information space” is difficult
        • Keeping information & process understandable for people to join later on – ”meta-talk”
      • Being open can be inclusive
        • Great for getting new ideas and resources
        • … but esp. in later phases of project, quite difficult
      • Great on a team-building level
        • Suitability for emerging, multi-disciplinary topics
      • Open collaboration quite difficult for organizations
    • 15. Steps ahead
      • During the time of the period, both development and adoption of open and free online collaboration tools increased sharply
      • Open communication/collaboration becoming part of legal formalities (e.g. associations)
      • Many projects and organizations in Finland have adopted some similar principles or practices as the Somus project,
    • 16. THANKS! Teemu Ropponen Teemu.ropponen@aalto.fi +358 40 525 5153
    • 17. Online Participation Design & Society Somus seminar 27.1.2011 Auli Harju, University of Tampere Pirjo Näkki, VTT
    • 18. Aims of Somus cases
      • Grass root civic participation
      • Citizen-driven social media services
      • Participatory design with user communities
      • High school students
      • Immigrants
      •  different goals, social media usage, aims in society etc.
    • 19. Climate change challenge website Civic participation in connection to media education
      • T wo groups of high school students planning a climate challenge website
    • 20. In the class room…
      • Discussing climate change
      • Defining the goals together
      • Mapping media use
      • Getting to know new tools
      • Brainstorming ideas for content and design
      • Evaluating the design and demo versions
      • Creating the content of the website
    • 21. Case: Immigrant media
      • What kind of online service would promote immigrants’ civic partipation?
      • Monimos team: Moniheli, EPACE and Somus
      • Monthly design workshops
        • face to face / via Skype
      • Open design space in Owela
    • 22. Monimos.fi
      • Virtual meeting place for internationally minded people and multicultural associations
    • 23. Learnings from the design process
      • Mix of design methods (f2f, online)
        • Context, skills
        • Resources, f acilitation
      • Democracy vs. design decisions
        • Transparency of the process
        • Designer’s participation in the team
      • Committed team vs. ownership of big audience
      • Community and participation need to be designed through use
    • 24. Motivations for participation
      • Inspiring, important goal
      • Tools: fun, easy to use
      • Team work, group spirit
      • Learning
      • Networking
      • Competition
      • Real-time feedback (from researchers / decision-makers)
    • 25. Civic participation and social media
        • ’ Civic cultures’ as a resource for participation
          • Identities, values, (social) media use, skills & knowledge,…
        • E xisting social media participatory practices: possibilities and challenges
      • Planning the unplanned
          • Design the service (goal, timeline, users,...)
          • Use cultures develop on their own
      • Wide publicity is needed – Mass media matters!
    • 26. Citizens’ Self-organization in the real-time web Somus seminar 27.1.2011 Kari A. Hintikka, University of Jyväskylä
    • 27.  
    • 28.  
    • 29. Open Data Somus seminar 27.1.2011 Petri Kola
    • 30. open/public/private/governmet
    • 31. apps4finland.fi
    • 32. julkinendata.fi
    • 33. Open governmetal data in Finland
      • Kiviniemi’s Government program: Decision DRAFT
      • Working groups
        • Julkisen tiedon saatavuus (LVM)
        • Julkishallinnon tietovarantojen saatavuuden ja käytön edistäminen (VM)
        • Julkishallinnon perustietovarantojen rajapinnat (VM)
        • Tutkimuksen tietoaineistot selvityshankkeen ohjausryhmä (OKM/CSC)
    • 34. Finnish open data scene
      • Kiviniemi’s Government program: Decision DRAFT
      • Working groups
        • growing number of developers
        • data.suomi.fi
        • Helsinki Library
        • National Land Survey
        • Helsingin Sanomat
    • 35. Helsinki Region Infoshare
    • 36. Open data for participation
      • Transparency, informed decision making
      • Requires tools or technical skills
      • Has innovation potential
      • New skills needed