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Global Networks | Local Impacts


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For the We Live NY Summit being held March 24 and 25, 2011

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Global Networks | Local Impacts

  1. 1. We Live NY Summit March 25,2011<br />Paul Treadwell<br />Global Networks | Local Impacts<br />Harnessing the power of connectedness<br />
  2. 2. In the U.S. 79% of adults use the internet (as of May, 2010)<br />Worldwide mobile phones = 5 billion + <br />Facebook has over 500 million active users<br />More access, more information, more…<br />Living in a connected world.<br />
  3. 3. Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) have opened access to new content and audiences across the globe.<br />Geographic boundaries have become porous on the internet<br />Research, collaboration and cooperation are facilitated across boundaries.<br />Your networks can be embodied, local, virtual and global<br />Global connections<br />
  4. 4. Regardless of the virtual/embodied distinction, your social identity is built on the 3R’s:<br />Living in multiple worlds<br />
  5. 5. Seeding and cultivating your social identity helps establish:<br />Trust<br />Boundaries<br />Authority<br />Reciprocity<br />With the goal of:<br />Using our reputation<br />To build relationships<br />To access resources<br />Managing the ecosystem<br />
  6. 6. A small circle of friends is always good, but<br />Expanding vision<br />Building new relationships<br />and<br />Discovering innovation<br />Push at the comfortable edges of relationship.<br />Asymmetries in your network represent learning nodes<br />You should know people you don’t know<br />Seeking asymmetry<br />
  7. 7. Social content opens the cycle of production and consumption<br />Youtube, Wikipedia, etc have altered traditional patterns<br />In social networks, contribution is the coin of the realm<br />There is a, potentially, democratizing of production and consumption<br />Is this a façade?<br />Producers and consumers<br />
  8. 8. Change and innovation rise from learning.<br />Social networks can provide:<br />Access and connections for informal learning<br />Testing grounds for new ideas<br />Peer learning and informal mentoring<br />Social networks as learning networks<br />
  9. 9. Vital communities, whether online or off, evolve<br />Not every relationship is active, all the time<br />As you interact you change<br />This is a Good Thing.<br />Everything changes<br />
  10. 10. Beyond the personal, the technologies of social networking can be used to reconnect with the world. (the real world)<br />The power of connectedness is realized in our lives, where we live, work and play.<br />This should not lead to schizophrenia (an online vs offline identity)<br />Tourism or …..? (It makes sense, really…)<br />Social media – tangible action<br />
  11. 11. The tools, and processes, of social networking online can be brought to play in physical communities.<br />Participatory budgeting is one example<br />Community networks, community telecenters– precursors to the current web2.0 technologies<br />Harnessing social technologies for local impact<br />
  12. 12. Can we envision (do they already exist) face to face communities that embrace the best of web 2.0?<br />Peer production<br />Rapid innovation<br />Entrepreneurial<br />How do we maintain the character of local communities while engaging the global marketplace of ideas and innovation?<br />Web 2.0 communities?<br />
  13. 13. From the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation<br />Provides templates, scorecards and instruction on assessing an creating a plan of action to facilitate the development of “stronger communities through information exchange.”<br />Community information toolkit<br />
  14. 14. “Learning regions”<br />From “The role of ITCs in Facilitating Regional Development: Some preliminary findings.” Toland and Yoong, 2007<br />
  15. 15. Pew Internet and American Life:<br /><br />Community Information Toolkit<br /><br />Toland, J. & Yoong,P. The Role of ICTs in facilitating Regional Development:<br /><br />References and Links<br />
  16. 16. Paul Treadwell<br /><br />@ptreadwell<br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Contact<br />