Social & new media tactics: Generating and
curating provincial news

Sanjana Hattotuwa
Editor, Groundviews (www.groundview...
what is social media?

• Social media uses Internet and web-based technologies to transform
  broadcast media monologues (...
what is new media?

• New media is a term meant to encompass the emergence of digital,
  computerized, or networked inform...
new media and foundations

• Blogs


• Social networks (Twitter, Facebook, Myspace)


• Google Maps


• Mobiles: SMS, MMS,...
what’s new

• Ubiquity of two way communications


• Addressable peoples, even those who IDPs or refugees


• News generat...
what’s old and enduring challenges

• Impartial, accurate coverage still vital, increasingly hard to ascertain


• Torrent...
What is out there?
online video: Vikalpa YouTube Channel
www.youtube.com/vikalpasl
kottu: blog aggregation
www.kottu.org
sinhala bloggers union: blog aggregation
www.sinhalabloggers.com
sinhala bloggers union: blog aggregation
www.sinhalabloggers.com
online video: Perambara YouTube Channel
www.youtube.com/internewslanka
online news from provinces: Vikalpa
www.vikalpa.org
online news from provinces: Perambara
www.perambara.org
twitter: new perspectives
flickr content on sri lanka: www.flickr.com
Producing content from the
        provinces
essential email account: Gmail
essential sinhala unicode tools
http://ucsc.cmb.ac.lk/ltrl/services/feconverter
wordpress.com: blogging
ustream.tv: broadcasting via a PC
bambuser.com: mobile phone broadcasting
drop.io: reports through audio
Pulling it all in and keeping
           abreast
google maps in elections monitoring
google search: Updates from social media
google reader: a web based RSS reader
google docs: web based document management
google calendar: web based document
management
know your twitter hastags (#slelections)
twitter: desktop aggregation via Seesmic Look
seesmic.com/look
spy: http://spy.appspot.com
news management toolkit
key points: recap

• New technologies potentially give voice to all citizens


• Be sceptical of new information, but use ...
Thank you
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Social & new media tactics: Generating and curating provincial news

  1. 1. Social & new media tactics: Generating and curating provincial news Sanjana Hattotuwa Editor, Groundviews (www.groundviews.org)
  2. 2. what is social media? • Social media uses Internet and web-based technologies to transform broadcast media monologues (one to many) into social media dialogues (many to many). It supports the democratization of knowledge and information, transforming people from content consumers into content producers. (Wikipedia)
  3. 3. what is new media? • New media is a term meant to encompass the emergence of digital, computerized, or networked information and communication technologies in the later part of the 20th century. New media is not television programs, feature films, magazines, books, or paper-based publications. (Wikipedia)
  4. 4. new media and foundations • Blogs • Social networks (Twitter, Facebook, Myspace) • Google Maps • Mobiles: SMS, MMS, Mobile photography and video • VoIP: Skype, Google Chat • And making it all possible are ADSL, 3G HSPA wireless broadband
  5. 5. what’s new • Ubiquity of two way communications • Addressable peoples, even those who IDPs or refugees • News generation and dissemination linked to new media • Disintermediated models vs. traditional media model • Citizens as producers • Low resolution content broadcast on high definition media
  6. 6. what’s old and enduring challenges • Impartial, accurate coverage still vital, increasingly hard to ascertain • Torrent of information. Trickle of knowledge. • Veracity / Verifiability? • Post-disaster communications can be unreliable and difficult • New media / technology illiteracy
  7. 7. What is out there?
  8. 8. online video: Vikalpa YouTube Channel www.youtube.com/vikalpasl
  9. 9. kottu: blog aggregation www.kottu.org
  10. 10. sinhala bloggers union: blog aggregation www.sinhalabloggers.com
  11. 11. sinhala bloggers union: blog aggregation www.sinhalabloggers.com
  12. 12. online video: Perambara YouTube Channel www.youtube.com/internewslanka
  13. 13. online news from provinces: Vikalpa www.vikalpa.org
  14. 14. online news from provinces: Perambara www.perambara.org
  15. 15. twitter: new perspectives
  16. 16. flickr content on sri lanka: www.flickr.com
  17. 17. Producing content from the provinces
  18. 18. essential email account: Gmail
  19. 19. essential sinhala unicode tools http://ucsc.cmb.ac.lk/ltrl/services/feconverter
  20. 20. wordpress.com: blogging
  21. 21. ustream.tv: broadcasting via a PC
  22. 22. bambuser.com: mobile phone broadcasting
  23. 23. drop.io: reports through audio
  24. 24. Pulling it all in and keeping abreast
  25. 25. google maps in elections monitoring
  26. 26. google search: Updates from social media
  27. 27. google reader: a web based RSS reader
  28. 28. google docs: web based document management
  29. 29. google calendar: web based document management
  30. 30. know your twitter hastags (#slelections)
  31. 31. twitter: desktop aggregation via Seesmic Look seesmic.com/look
  32. 32. spy: http://spy.appspot.com
  33. 33. news management toolkit
  34. 34. key points: recap • New technologies potentially give voice to all citizens • Be sceptical of new information, but use new media to push and pull content • Develop media literacy to embrace new technologies
  35. 35. Thank you
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