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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
  • Somus final seminar 27.1.2011

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