Here’s my notes from the keynote. They are quite lengthy, and unformatted; will try to come back later and do so.
Technology is a queer thing. It brings you great gifts w one hand, and stabs you in the back with the other. -CP Snow.
Lew Rainie, PEW Internet. They are like Internet archaelogists â€“ study it, but don’t make judgments.
Tweckle: heckling a speaker on Twitter.
The Internet is the change agent: THEN and now
46% of adults use internet
5% w broadband at home
50% own a cell phone
0% connect to internet wirelessly
less than 10% use â€œcloudâ€
=Slow, stationary connection built around my computer
75% of adults use internet
62% w broadband at home
80% own a cell phone
53% connect to internet wirelessly
greater than two-thirds use â€œcloudâ€
= fast mobile connections built around outside servers and storage.
Librarians can teach & make pple more comfortable with these tools.
Those not using the Internet so far, they feel uncomfortable with the tools, with the devices, and uncomfortable with the risks that are out there. Librarians can handhold and show these people that there’s not much to be afraid of.
25% of American adults don’t use internet: say don’t want/need to, many uncomfortable w/tools & environment. Librarians can help. #cil2010 –@annehaines
Media ecology â€“ now (information age)
48% of adults own laptops â€“ up from 30% in 2006
43% of adults own MP3 players â€“ up from 11 % in 05
37% of adults own game consoles
18% of adults own gaming devices.
All mobile devices.
All of these can be connected to the Internet and can reach the cloud.
Networked creator universe:
57% are social networking site users
Kids think adults have encroached on their space.
No exodus of the teenagers; continues to grow
37% share photos
30% share personal creations
30% contribute rankings and ratings
28% create content tags
26% post comments on sites and blogs
19% use Twitter / other status update features
15 % have personal website
15 % are content remixers
14 % are bloggers
haven’t found compelling ways to talk to bloggers; some of the blogging has migrated to social networking sites. Pple don’t think of this as blogging. Talk about it as social networking experience.
Manuel Castells â€“ The Internet Galaxy
Four cultures shaped the Internet
Creators of online culture
1.Scientific method enshrined;
1.Stallman: â€œFree speech in the computer ageâ€
1.Freedom to creat
3.Virtual communitarians: Early Usenet groups
1.Horizontal free communication
2.Primacy of self-directing networks
3.â€œWhole Earth ‘Lectronic link â€“ well.com
4.Entrepreneurs â€“ Netscape IPO
2.can generate lots of money
Lee Rainie sees NEW One:
1.Democratized the voices in media
2.Challenged traditional media gatekeepers
3.Inserted themselves in â€œexpertâ€ affairs
4.Enhanced their civic and community roles â€“ much more engaged.
1.37% of internet users contributed to the news
2.20% contributed to health content
3.19% contributed to civic and political activities
New community-building activities that online content creation enables
1.Produce content that helps them expand their social network and increase their social standing â€“ audience
1.â€œBeyond Realityâ€ –Janet and Maddie Video Channel â€“ http://beyondreality.blip.tv/ & http://www.itsbeyondreality.com
2.Daughter wanted to be social commenter; she’s now achieved her dream.
Advantages to creators â€“ conclusions of MacArthur Foundation team â€“ www.macfound.org
negotiating friendship, status, identity (teenagers have been doing this, always)
creating spaces for building social networks among friends And those who share their interests
creating learning opportunities
gaining reputational capital â€“ Maddie got into college in part because of this stuff
2.Produce content to create social posses to solve problems.
Acura TSX â€“ Car thief posse â€“ An epic thread yields rapid internet justice.
_____ book begins with a story like this.
Love the mob as long as we don’t become one mind and don’t think first before acting in regards to @lrainie keynote story #CIL2010 –#mlibrarianus
Advantages to creators in posse situations
1.fact checking and transparency
2.crowdsourcing wisdom, especially among â€œstrangersâ€ who share a common purpose
3.production and accumulation of evidence that is easily search-able
3.Produce content to construct â€œjust-in-time-just-like-meâ€ support groups
Karen Parles material; lung-onc listserv; www.caringbridge.org/visit/karenparles/mystory
Esther Schreurs comment: another cancner
1.communities of just-in-time information and support â€“ ad hoc and â€œon the flyâ€
2.communities of â€œrare speciesâ€
1.Homophily par excellence (â€œbirds of a featherâ€)
3.communities of practice that are â€œspace-lessâ€
1.just-in-time-just-like-me communities: communities of practice that are “space-less”: #cil2010 teachers, librarians have greatly used this –@hbraum
2.@lrainie “Birds of a feather” Communities can form for support/understanding i.e. I need someone who is going through what I am. #cil2010 –@ma1ja
3.Cool new word “homophily”. Birds of a feather. Internet lets groups form for any specific interest imaginable. #cil2010.–@quinnrosie
4.Also, librarians have ALWAYS known that ppl/organizations are information resources. This is that – faster & on steroids! #cil2010 –@annehaines
4.Produce content unlike traditional news organizations
Social-media-sphere is the â€œ5th estateâ€
Week of March 30-April 5, 2009:
1.Trad’l press focus on Obama and Economy
1.G20 Europe Trip
2.Blogosphere is filled w an eclectic mix of stories
1.guardian prank (Twitter)
4.Earth Hour â€“ gorgeous pics on Boston Globe website: http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2009/03/earth_hour_2009.html
Lee ramie @ #cil2010 traditional media vs blogosphere PEJ analysis http://www.journalism.org/ –@peacekaat
5th estate publishing tastes
1.technology developments, esp activites in the social media environment
1.bloggers as rocket boosters
2.links as social currency
2.off-beat stories, especially those with quirky humor
3.American exceptionalism stories
4.Cultural cleavages and social issues more than economic issues
#cil2010 Rainie: The social media realm is the fifth estate. –@julian2
Implications for libraries
1.â€œYou can be a node in people’s social networks as they seek information to help them solve problems and meet their needs.â€ Libraries are pple’s smarter friends, the expert friends, we’re the master teachers â€“ don’t know the answer, but know how to find the answer. Pple can’t keep up with info, need people in networks who can dig through the stream and find the right info quickly.
2.You can teach new literacies
1.screen literacy â€“ graphics and symbols
3.connections and context literacy
5.value of contemplative time
6.how to create content
7.ethical behavior in new world
3.need to re-vision your role in a world where much has changed
1.access to information
2.value of information
3.curating info means more than collections
4.creating media â€“ networked creators should be your allies.
Rainie has no answers for this as to what the revision should look like.
Librarians have become more powerful in the past 6 months â€“ Knight Foundation & Aspen Institue â€“ communities’ information needs. Assessing needs of communities â€“ libraries are central to this. As journalistic resources are shrinking, pple are bombarded with lots more info, libraries are an anchor institute that can respond to their communities’ better than anybody else.