Here are my running notes of the Lift conference in Geneva. This is The Revolution is Most Definitely Mobilized – Mobiles in Democratic Participation. Debunking Hype and Assessing Reality (Katrin Verclas), part of the Online Communities session. May contain errors, omissions, things that aren’t quite right, etc. I do my best but I’m just a human live-blogging machine.
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She’s an activist. Not really techy. 5 billion mobile subscribers in 2010. Wants to debunk some myths about how people participate. Only 1.8 billion people online. *steph-note: not sure about that figure, might have misunderstood.*
The hype cycle, with the trough of disillusionment. How mobiles are being used in political participation. *steph-note: political? I think I’m tired. Examples are about HIV information.*
*steph-note: OK, that was a series of examples of mobile use for health stuff, and now we’re back to politics.*
Protests in Thailand. “Sousveillance” (citizens recording and denouncing abuses like police brutality). Myth of twittering during iranian demonstrations: the mobile network was cut off!!
Election monitoring is a long-standing practice.
Citizen reporting, unlike election monitoring: stuff people submit via web, Twitter, etc. Source of reports seem to show that Mexican NGOs prefer reporting through web/Twitter rather than SMS.
Budget monitoring. Budget tracking tool you can query by SMS.
Obama campaign: I’m voting because… I don’t want zombies to take over the world!
*steph-note: sorry, the live-blogging machine has clearly broken down here :-(*
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