Rough notes from today’s conference…
13:30-14:00: An afternoon discussion with a Vancouver City Planner, a rep from mag.no.lia, some guy from Portland, and many others.
the challenges for cities=adopting social media for public participation initiatives.
how do people get something back? more than just “thanks for coming”. stewardship is important. but how do we get people unplugged and back in the community, actively participating.
Irwin: it’s a conservative time, politically. lockdown mentality within city staff and bureaucracy.
14:00-14:30 – TransitCamp: sign the letter. translink is not open. we want open data.
http://mobile.shoeco.biz. How do people learn on mobiles? Awesome. Low turnout, however.
shoeco is a fictional shoe store mobsite. how would such a propietor learn how to use it? using wordpress with mobiles. it works.
simple wordpress widget.where can I d/l it?
my post didn’t work.
interfaces are “brutal”
how do we condense knowledge into mobile-sized pieces? that’s what he’s seeking to solve here. – how would i do that “while i’m driving along”?
15:30-16:00: Megan Cole’s Social Media
couldn’t hear anything, froze almost to death
Chris Heurer and Roland Tanglao on mobile blogging
mobile blogging=video, audio, multimedia blogging
what tool is appropriate for what circumstance?
I asked: why the candid sharing of media? why not work with a script? Roland thinks it’s a difference btw old/new paradigms. I’m not so sure.
publicity/privacy issues act as a mediating membrane of sorts.