INSPIRING FUTURES

Using social networking tools to promote eParticipation initiatives.

Taylor-Smith, Ella and Lindner, Ralf (2009) Using social networking tools to promote eParticipation initiatives. In: Proceedings of EDEM 2009 - Conference on Electronic Democracy, September 7-8, 2009, Vienna. Austrian Computer Society, Vienna, 115 -121.

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Abstract/Description

This paper describes the context and background of the conference workshop “Social networking tools and widgets to promote or expand eParticipation initiatives”. Social networking tools form many people’s main Internet destination and communication method and appear to be largely “free” to use. EParticipation initiatives are increasingly applying these tools in their promotion strategies to encourage more people to get involved. Further, some eParticipation initiatives are piloting the use of social networking tools and sites at the interactive core of their participation processes. This paper looks at these objectives in more detail. It begins to identify characteristics of individual projects and types of social networking tools that will need to be explored by practitioners, in order to successfully promote their projects this way. This identification process began before the workshop, by using a simple matrix to gather information about projects’ use of social networking tools.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: http://itc.napier.ac.uk/ITC/Documents/eDem09_SN-workshop_huwy.pdf
Uncontrolled Keywords: social networking tools; eparticipation; communication technology; interaction;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Computing
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 000 Computer science, information & general works > 000 Computer science, knowledge & systems > 004 Data processing & computer science > 004.2 Systems analysis, design & performance
300 Social sciences > 370 Education
000 Computer science, information & general works > 000 Computer science, knowledge & systems > 005 Computer programming, programs & data > 005.4 Systems programming and programs > 005.43 Systems programs & operating systems > 005.437 User interfaces
Library of Congress Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Item ID: 3493
Depositing User: Computing Research
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2010 12:00
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2010 12:09
URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/3493

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