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Social Media: Tools for Peace and Development?

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Social Media: Tools for Peace and Development?

  1. 1. Social Media<br />Tools for Peace and Development? <br />Leslie Chan<br />University of Toronto Scarborough<br />Information: The Media of Peace<br />MAPPING LOCAL LANDSCAPES<br />COMMUNITY APPROACHES TO PEACE Toronto, Jan. 28-29, 2011<br />
  2. 2. New or Old Media?<br />Innovation or Stagnation? <br />Social control or Freedom of Expression?<br />Private or Public ?<br />State or Individual ?<br />Open or Close ?<br />Generative or Tethered?<br />Expert or Amateur ? <br />Crowd-sourcing orCooptation ?<br />Updates or Decays ?<br />Created by Egyptian @ZeinabSamir<br />
  3. 3. The World of Journal Publishing According to Thomson’s ISI Science Citation Index<br />Data from 2002<br />http://www.worldmapper.org/display.php?selected=205<br />
  4. 4. http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=34465&Cr=malaria&Cr1= <br />
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  7. 7. From “Big” science to Networked science<br />Knowledge for local problem solving<br />
  8. 8. http://www.bioline.org.br<br />
  9. 9. 9<br />Active Bioline Journals graphed with Google Maps.<br />Retrieved April 26, 2010 from: http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=117328677437228595850.00044ec490b69019e64a3&z=2<br />
  10. 10. http://kenya.ushahidi.com/<br />
  11. 11. http://www.ushahidi.com/<br />
  12. 12. http://afghanistanelectiondata.org/election/2009/?views-mode=views-mode-map#filter/600-95-AND/country?views-mode=%20views-mode-map%23layers=district_map_openlayers_7,district_map_openlayers_%208,afghanistan-ethnic&baseLayers=afghanistan-grey<br />
  13. 13. New or Old Media?<br />Innovation or Stagnation? <br />Social control or Freedom of Expression?<br />Private or Public ?<br />State or Individual ?<br />Open or Close ?<br />Generative or Tethered?<br />Expert or Amateur ? <br />Crowd-sourcing orCooptation ?<br />Updates or Decays ?<br />Created by Egyptian @ZeinabSamir<br />
  14. 14. http://mitpress.mit.edu/catalog/item/default.asp?ttype=2&tid=3468<br />
  15. 15. "The oscillation of information industries between open and closed is so typical a phenomenon that I have given it a name: 'the Cycle.'"<br />
  16. 16. http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2011/01/14/the_first_twitter_revolution<br />
  17. 17. http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23jan25<br />
  18. 18. "We believe that the open exchange of information and views benefits societies and helps governments connect with their people”<br /> Release by Twitter Jan. 25<br />
  19. 19. http://globalvoicesonline.org/<br />
  20. 20. “<br />”<br />TakingITGlobal<br />
  21. 21. http://yfc.tigweb.org/<br />
  22. 22. ReMapping the World with Social Media!<br />
  23. 23. Thank you!<br />chan@utsc.utoronto.calesliechan.ca<br />

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