Change and the Social Web


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Discover how are social technologies and the web transforming how society organizes itself around the things people believe in. From Facebook to Twitter, from flashmobs to participatory democracy, the world is changing. At the same time, we're struggling to make sense of the tsunami of possibility. How do you handle life in an age of hyper-connectivity? How can communities both online and face-to-face organize themselves to effect change in the world? With current examples, we'll explore the tech tools and the methods for making change and the big question of how to make meaning for yourself while making a difference in the world.

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Change and the Social Web

  1. 1 Change and the Social Web Social Technologies & Citizenship Mark Kuznicki Remarkk! Consulting Friday, January 23, 2009
  2. 2 This is an invitation... Find something you’re passionate about, find like-minded others, use new tools to help change the world Exercise: On 1 Post-It note, write down a brief 3-5 word answer to this question: What about the world do you want to change? Be specific, make it personal. Friday, January 23, 2009
  3. 3 What is a Superhero? Friday, January 23, 2009
  4. 4 Everyday heros are everywhere Millions of people are connecting in ways never before possible This opens up new ways to tap our collective intelligence, creativity and passions to make the world a better place To do this, we each need to figure out what we’re passionate about and find one another Friday, January 23, 2009
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  6. 6 A World in Crisis... Friday, January 23, 2009
  7. 7 A Challenging Time for Leaders Accelerating pace of change vs. industrial age planning time-scales De-industrialization and economic transformation Continued high energy prices Climate change Unforeseen economic crises and external shocks Demand for INGENUITY, CREATIVITY, INNOVATION, FORESIGHT, INSIGHT Friday, January 23, 2009
  8. 8 How to make sense of it… Complexity... How to make meaning… Friday, January 23, 2009
  9. 9 What is New Media? Three Media Paradigms: Interpersonal Media: conversation, letter, telephone, email, IM one-to-one communication Mass Media: theatre, oratory, books, radio, television, film one-to-many communication New Media: discussion forums, blogs, YouTube, wikis, games many-to-many communication New Media are interactive, peered and networked Friday, January 23, 2009
  10. 10 Web 2.0, aka “The Social Web” Web 1.0: Information Source Web 2.0: Participation Platform Static Dynamic Reading Writing Organizations Communities Owning/Selling Sharing Brochure-ware Two-way communication Portals Social Networks One-to-many Many-to-many E-business Peer production Central control Reciprocal control Friday, January 23, 2009
  11. 11 The Machine is Us/ing Us Friday, January 23, 2009
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  13. 13 Twitter did this... Friday, January 23, 2009
  14. 14 City Repair Project, Portland Text How do we create space for play? Friday, January 23, 2009
  15. 15 Virtual community meets physical place. Friday, January 23, 2009
  16. 16 Toronto Transit Camp “Not a complaints department, a solutions playground” Passion and fun meet practice Diverse communities of interest and practice Cultural change Facilitating community formation Modelling for replication Harvard Business Review: “Breakthrough Ideas 2008” Friday, January 23, 2009
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  18. 18 TransitCamp Unconferences Friday, January 23, 2009
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  20. 20 Open Creative Communities Community any group of individuals who interact and share some common characteristics Open no artificial barriers to entry; membership comes from creative citizenship, both professional and amateur Creative production of ideas and inventions that are personal, original and meaningful Friday, January 23, 2009
  21. 21 The “Obama Moment” First Transformational Leader of the Web Age Embraces social movements self-organizing on the web, youth, crowd-sourcing, small donations Enables participation of people who have felt outside the political process - more than inspiring speeches E.g. “virtual call centers”, personal blogs, self organizing street parties User-generated content driven by participatory values consistent with his message: “We Are the Change We Are Waiting For” Friday, January 23, 2009
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  23. 23 Saturday, January 24th MaRS Centre, Toronto Friday, January 23, 2009
  24. 24 Mark Kuznicki Twitter: remarkk Friday, January 23, 2009