Presentation BarCamp Yaounde Cameroon Feb 2014

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Presentation describes a research on the use of social media for social and political change. The research is focusing on the situation in Cameroon - Central Africa.

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Presentation BarCamp Yaounde Cameroon Feb 2014

  1. 1. Social and Political Change with Social Media The case Cameroon Prof Victor van Reijswoud PhD - MIS4D.com victor@mis4d.com - +237 7363 7111
  2. 2. It is possible - the Arab Spring
  3. 3. What is the role of social media? 1. First, social media played a central role in shaping political debates in the Arab Spring. 2. Second, a spike in online revolutionary conversations often preceded major events on the ground. 3. Third, social media helped spread democratic ideas across international borders. Howard, Philip N et al. "Opening closed regimes: what was the role of social media during the Arab Spring?." (2011).
  4. 4. What are we talking about?
  5. 5. There is more!
  6. 6. Friedrich Ebert Foundation - YDE To promote political and societal education of people from all walks of life in the spirit of democracy and pluralism Social Democratic tradition HQ in Germany Office in Yaounde
  7. 7. Research Cameroon 1. Review of the current status a. Blog and bloggers b. LinkedIn groups c. Facebook communities d. Twitter landscape in YDE and Douala 2. Interviews with key players 3. Explorative stakeholder workshop - mid March 4. Report in the way forward
  8. 8. Access to internet is needed
  9. 9. Or mobile
  10. 10. We are not so big on Facebook
  11. 11. We like LinkedIn! Actual numbers general penetration rate online population penetration rate Cameroon 188.438 (0.98%) (24.04%) Nigeria 1.313.941 (0.85%) (2.92%)
  12. 12. Top 20 of Twitter in Africa
  13. 13. Some need more words - blogging
  14. 14. Creator vs consumer
  15. 15. Cut the cables!
  16. 16. What is your social media strategy?

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