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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- Lift10, The Old New Media: Reinvent Capitalism (Mercedes Bunz) (2010)
- Lift10 Politics: Greenpeace social media strategy and on-line campaigns (Claudia Sommer) (2010)
- Lift10 Online Communities: YouTube’s Unfolding History (Jean Burgess) (2010)
- Lift10 Redefinition of Privacy: Olivier Glassey (2010)
- Lift10 Politics: The Technological and Social Trends Impacting Politics (Rahaf Harfoush) (2010)
- Lift10: OhmyNews, the story and future of citizen journalism (Yeon-ho Oh) (2010)
- Lift10, The Old New Media: The Grand Mashup (Catherine Lottier and Virginia Mouseler) (2010)
- Lift10: Printing the internet out (Russell Davies) (2010)