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Why wikis can save local democracy

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Recent changes in the economics of civic information

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Why wikis can save local democracy

  1. Why wikis can save local democracy Recent changes to the economics of local information
  2. the main problem with local news
  3. the main problem with local news (especially government news)
  4. Nobody cares
  5. the main problem with local news (rephrased)
  6. Everybody cares a little
  7. so whats the solution?
  8. in a minute!
  9. first we need to talk about
  10. INFORMATIONECONOMICS
  11. What did a personcare about in 1951?
  12. my personal family & friends my personal job & career my personal garden my Green Bay Packersmy city council
  13. BUT
  14. in 1951, profit =
  15. VOLUME
  16. What dideverybody in town care about in 1951?
  17. my city council
  18. Everybody cares a little
  19. my city council my city council my city councilmy city council my city council my city councilmy city council my city council my city council
  20. $ $ $ $$ $ $ $
  21. What does a personcare about in 2011?
  22. my personal family & friends my personal job & career my personal garden my Green Bay Packersmy city council
  23. my personal family & friends
  24. my personal job & career
  25. my personal garden
  26. my Green Bay Packers
  27. my personal family & friendsmy personal family & friendsmy personal family & friendsmy personal family & friendsmy personal family & friendsmy personal family & friendsmy personal family & friends
  28. $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
  29. Whats changed? 1951 2011
  30. my city council Not how much I care about things
  31. my personal family & friends my personal job & career my personal garden my Green Bay Packersmy city council But my available media options
  32. the main solution for local news
  33. (drumroll please)
  34. Minimizing time investment
  35. This is where wiki(finally) comes in
  36. A traditional local news story
  37. Built for people whoread the news every day
  38. Built for 1951
  39. A wiki version of the story
  40. Built for people whoread news when its important
  41. Built for search
  42. Built for ordinary people
  43. Other popular pages on Portland Afoots wiki
  44. Facts and statistics
  45. Election information
  46. Task-oriented pages
  47. Service cut information
  48. Profiles of local newsmakers
  49. the moral of the story
  50. Its 2011.
  51. Its 2011.Information is cheap.
  52. Its 2011. Information is cheap.Local news needs to be cheap, too.
  53. Its 2011. Information is cheap. We can do this with wikis.Local news needs to be cheap, too. Wikis are the cheapest way to share information.
  54. The end. Michael Andersen (503) 662-2871 michael@portlandafoot.org

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