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Citizen Media Webinar - By Steven Clift

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Part 1 of the Citizen Media and Online Engagement Webinar presented by E-Democracy.Org. This section covers dozens of local citizen media examples. Visit http://e-democracy.org/webinars to access the audio version. For related presentations and articles see: http://publicus.net

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Citizen Media Webinar - By Steven Clift

  1. 1. Citizen Media and Online Engagement: Webinar Part 1 - Overview Steven Clift, E-Democracy.Org Listen to this webinar from: http://e-democracy.org/webinars
  2. 2. Connect
  3. 3. 1. Quick Intros – 5 min 2. Citizen Media and Online Engagement Overview - 35 min 4. 5 Minute Break 5. Issues Forums - 45 min
  4. 4. Citizen Media and Online Engagement: Webinar Part 1 - Overview Steven Clift, E-Democracy.Org Listen to this webinar from: http://e-democracy.org/webinars
  5. 5. Connect the Word <ul><li>Blog </li></ul><ul><li>Forum </li></ul><ul><li>Online News/Blog Comments </li></ul><ul><li>Chat </li></ul><ul><li>Social Network </li></ul><ul><li>Online Consultation </li></ul><ul><li>Online Working Group </li></ul><ul><li>Web Feed </li></ul>
  6. 6. Citizen Media <ul><li>Use of online tools by the public to express themselves, share news, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>As individuals, as hosted by “media,” or via new associations </li></ul><ul><li>“ Rural voices” – Our interest is in local/geographic uses by local people for local people </li></ul><ul><li>Output: News, information, expression </li></ul>
  7. 7. Online Engagement <ul><li>Highly interactive use of social media in public life NOT just private life </li></ul><ul><li>Citizen-to-citizen, government/institution input from public or under hosts auspice </li></ul><ul><li>Output: Participation, informed public, expression, better decisions, public problem-solving, community building </li></ul>
  8. 8. Defining e-democracy <ul><li>E-democracy is: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>the use information and communication technologies and strategies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>by “democratic sectors” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>within the political processes of local communities, states, nations and on the global stage. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- E-Democracy.Org promotes active citizen participation by taking the “e-citizen” perspective </li></ul></ul>Political Groups Private Sector Government Media and Commercial Content E-Citizens
  9. 9. Placeblog <ul><li>Pelican Rapids Minnesota 56572 Blog </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.56572.blogspot.com </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Placeblog + Journalism <ul><li>LocallyGrownNorthield </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.locallygrownnorthfield.org </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Local Photo Sharing Communities <ul><li>Winona Place/Group </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/places/United+States/Minnesota/Winona </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Minnesota Road Side Marvels </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/groups/mn-roadside-attractions </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Statewide Videosharing Contest <ul><li>Belll Museum’s MinnesotaMinute.Org </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://minnesotaminute.org </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Local Twittering <ul><li>Find Tweets by Place via Advanced Search </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://search.twitter.com/advanced </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Minnesota Recount #mnrecount “channel” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://search.twitter.com/search?q=%23mnrecount </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Also note media use of: http://www.coveritlive.com </li></ul>
  14. 14. Community News Aggregator + <ul><li>Twin Cities Daily Planet </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.tcdailyplanet.org </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Looking Good on Wikipedia <ul><li>Small town Pine City, Minnesota does it </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pine_City,_Minnesota </li></ul></ul>Hinckley v. Pine City v. Duluth
  16. 16. Community Wiki <ul><li>Kickapoo Valley, WI – Kickapedia http://kickapedia.wiki.zoho.com/Kickapedia-Home.html </li></ul><ul><li>Citizens Guide to St. Paul http://pages.e-democracy.org/Citizens_Guide_to_St._Paul </li></ul>
  17. 17. User-driven Pics on Maps for Effect <ul><li>Flickrvision </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.flickrvision.com </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Reusing Local Gov/Other Data <ul><li>Everyblock.com </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://everyblock.com </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Reusing Local Gov/Other Data 2 <ul><li>Everyblock.com </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://everyblock.com </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Maps, Camera, Mobile, Action <ul><li>FixMyStreet.com (UK) – mySociety.Org </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://fixmystreet.com </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Social Bookmarking Locally <ul><li>Hibbing, MN Public Library on Delicious.com </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://delicious.com/hibbing </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. Local Online Groups <ul><li>Minnesota Homestead </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// groups.yahoo.com/group/MMHomesteading </li></ul></ul><ul><li>GroupsNearYou.com – UK-based </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.groupsnearyou.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Standish Ericsson Neighbors Forum </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://e-democracy.org/se </li></ul></ul>
  23. 23. Local Facebook Groups <ul><li>Private social networking goes public in Duluth </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=96177195640 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Living the Ojibwe language </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=6746062152 </li></ul></ul>
  24. 24. Change.Gov and Online Engagement <ul><li>Change.Gov Highly Interactive, Next? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://change.gov </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Online Consultation Community of Practice </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://groups.dowire.org/groups/consult </li></ul></ul>
  25. 25. Schools and Online Engagement <ul><li>Change.Gov Highly Interactive, Next? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://change.gov </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Online Consultation Community of Practice </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://groups.dowire.org/groups/consult </li></ul></ul>
  26. 26. Schools and Online Engagement
  27. 27. Democracy Portal with “e-democracy” policy, Queensland, Australia
  28. 28. UK Prime Minister’s e-Petitions 7+ percent of British population have signed an e-petition here
  29. 29. Deep Access and Accountability <ul><li>Estonia’s Today I Decide, Document Register, X-Road (below) </li></ul>
  30. 30. Live Rural Villages Town Meeting, India –
  31. 31. Sometimes Fun
  32. 32. End Part 1 - Next Up: 4. 5 Minute Break 5. Issues Forums - 45 min For on-demand access, visit: http://e-democracy.org/webinars

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