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Ch02 Part 3-4 - Immediacy and Mobilization

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CH02 Part 3-4 - Immediacy and Mobilization




# 2004 Thailand/ Asian Tsunami



o blog links to Flickr photos 2 days after tsunami - http://richardgiles.net/2004/12/28/flickr-tsunami/


o Flickr photo tagged with "tsunami" and "thailand" - need to scroll back to 2004 to see the ones uploaded in Dec 2004. Latest pages show photos uploaded as at present time.


o http://www.tsunamihelp.info/wiki/index.php/Main_Page - set up in 2006?

 This Indian Ocean Disaster Relief Portal lists humanitarian aid resources to help victims of the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami (http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/2004_Indian_Ocean_Tsunami) (WikiNews coverage).


http://tsunamihelp.info/wiki/index.php/Image_Galleries - links to sites with images of the tsunami


http://tsunamihelp.blogspot.com/ - blog. Guardian article  about the blog 26 Dec 2005 one year on - http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/news/archives/2005/12/26/the_coming_of_age_of_citizen_media.html


"The fact that a totally unknown group of people all over the world got together and self-organised themselves across countries, across regions, across seas, across time zones - it was like humanity in action," says Pitchandi.




"The blog also turned on its head the stereotype that all web innovations trickle down from the US to the rest of the world. Although the team of volunteers who staffed the blog were from everywhere you can think of, its three founders were all based in India. As journalist Ashok Malik put it, the traditional pattern was reversed: "An Indian media product, if that be the word, was the prototype for an American one".


"Perhaps most importantly of all, the TsunamiHelp blog has left a lasting legacy. The model of communication it forged has set the standard for web coverage of subsequent disasters, including Hurricane Katrina and the Pakistan earthquake, and many of the TsunamiHelp bloggers have used their expertise to launch similar projects on other disasters. And NGOs and academics are interested in using the TsunamiHelp model as a template for communication during future disasters."



TsunamiHelp blog media coverage - http://www.tsunamihelp.info/wiki/index.php/In_the_media


Webby Awards named it one of the 10 web moments that changed the world - http://www.webbyawards.com/press/webby_top_10.php

 o links to tsunami info via a blogger in Jan 2005 (one week later) - http://blogger.xs4all.nl/beekk/articles/19653.aspx


# Videos / cameraphones spreading viral news


o Iran - footage of police brutality against women in particular - Civil Rights in the Middle East Report - http://www.hamsaweb.org/crime/1.html#editor


"Camera-phone videos of authorities arresting young women have recently appeared on YouTube, providing international audiences with scenes of police brutality and sounds of young women screaming as they are forced into police cruisers."


# California Wildfires 2007 - social media outstrips traditional media


o GigaOm blog 23 Oct 2007 - http://gigaom.com/2007/10/23/web-20-the-california-fire-crisis/


"Traditional media have been hopelessly outdated in their coverage. We tracked the fires using the National Weather Service’s reflectivity index, which proved far more accurate. But the enterprising folks at the L.A. Fire Department found a better way: they’ve been issuing frequent updates using Twitter."


o Firsthand accounts of fires via Twitter - Wired magazine 23 Oct 2007 - http://blog.wired.com/27bstroke6/2007/10/firsthand-repor.html


"San Diego is surrounded by raging wildfires, and local residents are frantic for up-to-the minute news. But with the local media overwhelmed and the national media offering scant details about local services, some crafty web users are turning to Twitter to get the word out."


o Red Cross Twittering about fires - Smart Mobs 24 Oct 2007 - http://www.smartmobs.com/2007/10/24/red-cross-micro-blogging-california-wildfires/


"Twitterers and Twits caught or living in parts of California afflicted by the wildfires can now follow the Red Cross coverage of this natural disaster with second-by-second status announcements. People can sign up for Twitter from their cell phones if they don’t have the service already and follow the redcross channel for updates by texting ‘FOLLOW REDCROSS’ to 40404. They can also add to the mix of updates coming in from the whole area by texting ‘FOLLOW SAFEANDWELL’ to 40404 and will automatically be followed in return."


o Official Google Blog 23 Oct 2007 - http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2007/10/southern-california-fire-maps.html


"Here's a list of some of the most widely-used fire maps that our Google Maps team is aware of. We hope everyone is safe and that relief comes soon."


o Google Maps as at 01.11.07 - http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msa=0&msid=114250687465160386813.00043d08ac31fe3357571


"Fire status will continue to be updated until all fires are out (click on fire icons for text pop-ups)." - with map of fires; links


o del.icio.us tags for "california wildfires" - http://del.icio.us/search/?fr=del_icio_us&p=california+wildfires&type=all


o official Geospacial Multi Agency Co-ordination - http://geomac.usgs.gov/HowItWorks.html


"In order to give fire managers near real-time information, fire perimeter data is updated daily based upon input from incident intelligence sources, GPS data, infrared (IR) imagery from fixed wing and satellite platforms. The GeoMAC web site allows users in remote locations to manipulate map information displays, zoom in and out to display fire information at various scales and detail, and print hard copy maps for use in fire information and media briefings, dispatch offices and coordination centers. The fire maps also have relational databases in which the user can display information on individual fires such as name of the fire, current acreage and other fire status information."



# Commemoration and participation


o Sept 11, 2001


9/11 Digital Archive - http://911digitalarchive.org/guide.php  - collects together websites of art, photoessays, analysis, first person accounts, emails etc from the actual day onwards - ordinary people, specialists, firefighters, political analysts taking part across the web and across the world


Webby Awards named it one of the 10 web moments that changed the world - http://www.webbyawards.com/press/webby_top_10.php


o Srebenica Genocide Blog - http://srebrenica-genocide.blogspot.com/ "SREBRENICA GENOCIDE IS NOT A MATTER OF ANYBODY'S OPINION; IT'S A JUDICIAL FACT RECOGNIZED FIRST BY THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL TRIBUNAL FOR THE FORMER YUGOSLAVIA AND SUBSEQUENTLY BY THE INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE." ; also http://srebrenicamassacregenocidemassgraves.wordpress.com/ "dedicated to the victims of Srebrenica massacre."


# Social Network Facebook and Campaigns


o Malaysia - Save the Judiciary


http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=5570963148 -

 "An initiative to bring together all Malaysians who recognise the need to stand up in solidarity to restore the judiciary as an independent, equal arm of government whose members will abide by their oath of office to uphold and defend the Federal Constitution and the guaranteed rights of the citizens."


YM post about riots in KL via video posted on the Save the Judiciary FB group - http://www.zenguide.co.uk/2007/11/news-in-the-fast-lane/


o HSBC and Facebook campaign


YM del.icio.us tags - http://del.icio.us/search/?fr=del_icio_us&p=hsbc&type=user


# Organised, integrated online and offline campaigns


o Avaaz.org - http://www.avaaz.org/en/about.php - "(Our name means "Voice" or "Song" in several languages including Hindi, Urdu, Farsi, Nepalese, Dari, Turkish, and Bosnian)...  Our aim is to ensure that the views and values of the world’s people -- and not just political elites and unaccountable corporations -- shape global decisions....Using the latest technology, Avaaz.org empowers ordinary people from every corner of the globe to directly contact key global decision-makers, corporations and the media."


o Also moveon.org - http://new-trends-in-international-pr.pbwiki.com/Ch02+Part+3-2+-+Conversation+and+Democracy+(Research)#nbspSocialmediachangingpolitics


# Bloggers in Jordan


See - http://new-trends-in-international-pr.pbwiki.com/Ch02%20Part%203-5%20-%20Self-expression#Jordan

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