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Riverwest

  1. 1. Riverwest <ul><ul><li>A Web 2.0 Community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>by Sara B </li></ul></ul>
  2. 2. Riverwest IRL (in real life)‏ <ul><li>In downtown Milwaukee , WI </li></ul><ul><li>Sometimes absorbed into the “East Side” </li></ul><ul><li>Strong neighborhood identity </li></ul>
  3. 3. Riverwest IRL (cont.)‏ <ul><li>Home to young families and singles </li></ul><ul><li>Many residents are tech-savvy </li></ul><ul><li>Lots of renters </li></ul><ul><li>Self-identifies as: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Anti - gentrification ” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Bohemian ” </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Riverwest IRL (cont.)‏ <ul><li>Sometimes cited for its reputation for seemingly high crime rates </li></ul><ul><li>Many residents believe this reputation is unwarranted </li></ul>
  5. 5. RiverwestNeighborhood.org <ul><li>News Feed </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter Feed </li></ul><ul><li>User Contributions </li></ul><ul><li>Events </li></ul><ul><li>Local Ads </li></ul>
  6. 6. User Contributions <ul><li>Twitter search: riverwest </li></ul><ul><li>Flickr tag: </li></ul><ul><li>riverwest </li></ul>
  7. 7. User Contributions (cont.)‏ <ul><li>Calendar </li></ul>
  8. 8. User Contributions (cont.)‏ <ul><li>Forum </li></ul>
  9. 9. RiverwestNeighborhood.org <ul><ul><li>An Effective </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Neighborhood Information System </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(Hwang & Hoffman, 2008)‏ </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Sustainable <ul><li>Daily updates </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple feeds/areas </li></ul>
  11. 11. Data Diverse/Content Rich <ul><li>All news is reported </li></ul><ul><li>Giving a voice to the area </li></ul>
  12. 12. Useful <ul><li>Empowering citizens to make decisions </li></ul>
  13. 13. The Future: Education <ul><li>Policy, crime and civics issues </li></ul><ul><li>Local events </li></ul>
  14. 14. The Future: Collaboration <ul><li>working together to make a great community </li></ul>
  15. 15. The Future: Dedication <ul><li>users help to keep site relevant </li></ul>
  16. 16. The Future: Identification <ul><li>solidify pride in community </li></ul>
  17. 17. Credits <ul><li>All photos property of Flickr user riverwest-network under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.0 Generic License </li></ul><ul><li>Music by ccMixter user OldDog under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License </li></ul>

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