panic in the streets of mumbai

 twitter, mobile phones and participatory
                   action

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• “Journalism as it is, is coming to an
  end. The boundaries between
  journalism and other forms of public
  communicati...
• “Big media … treated the news as a
  lecture. We told you what the news
  was…. Tomorrow’s news reporting
  and producti...
• Crowdsourcing - the act of taking a
  task traditionally performed by an
  employee or contractor, and
  outsourcing it ...
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173 people wounded
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Slides used in a presentation at the Uni. Sunderland. The argument which goes along side this can be found in the International Journal of Media & Cultural Politics Volume 5 Number 3
doi: 10.1386/macp.5.3.231/3

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  1. 1. panic in the streets of mumbai twitter, mobile phones and participatory action robert.jewitt@sunderland.ac.uk www.remedialthoughts.com 1
  2. 2. • “Journalism as it is, is coming to an end. The boundaries between journalism and other forms of public communication … are vanishing, the internet makes all other types of newsmedia rather obsolete…” Deuze, 2007: 141 2
  3. 3. • “Big media … treated the news as a lecture. We told you what the news was…. Tomorrow’s news reporting and production will be more of a conversation, or a seminar. The lines will blur between producers and consumers…” Gillmor, 2006: xxiii-xxiv 3
  4. 4. • Crowdsourcing - the act of taking a task traditionally performed by an employee or contractor, and outsourcing it to an undefined, generally large group of people or community in the form of an open call. Jeff Howe, 2006; 2008 4
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  6. 6. ---------------------------- November 26th to 29th 2008 ---------------------------- 173 people wounded ---------------------------- 307 people injured ---------------------------- Ajmal Amir Kasabonly surviving terrorist of the original 10 ---------------------------- Lashkar-e-Taibaconfirmed by authorities as responsible ---------------------------- 6
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  9. 9. ---------------------------- Messages appear chronologically from top to bottom ---------------------------- 140 characters in length ---------------------------- Status updates via webpage, mobile phones, custom applications ---------------------------- Synchronous mobile updates in Canada, US and India (and now back on Vodafone in UK!) ---------------------------- 9
  10. 10. ------- Traffic ------- 10
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  15. 15. ------------ Wossy ------------ JohnCleese ------------ schofe ------------ ChrisDJMoyles ------------ AlanCarr ------------ 15
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  21. 21. ------------------------------------------------------ - Multiple distributed accounts from Twitter ------------------------------------------------------ - Too much information to process? ------------------------------------------------------ - 80 messages every 5 seconds ------------------------------------------------------ - Image source: GauravMishra, 2008: http://www.flickr.com/photos/gauravonomics/3064583179/ 21
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  23. 23. Twitter myth 23
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  29. 29. ---------- Info overload ---------- Democratising ---------- Trust? ---------- 29
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  33. 33. Comcast customer in Jacksonville, FL 32225 33
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  35. 35. --------------------------- ---------- Cautious about crowdsourcing Issues --------------------------- ---------- Cautious about integration of Web 2.0 tools into mainstream news --------------------------- Threat to reliability of journalism --------------------------- 35
  36. 36. http://delicious.com/rob_jewitt/mumbai 36

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