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Provisional Use and Abuses Online

Provisional Use and Abuses Online

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Published by Jennifer Jones
26th June 2009
Department of Media and Communications
University of Leicester
26th June 2009
Department of Media and Communications
University of Leicester

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Social Media: Uses and Abuses June 26, 2009Outline for the Day:Location: David Wilson Library, First floor, Seminar Room 1University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester, LE1 7RJ
PROGRAMME (as of 17th of June 2009)10.00amSession on Twitter (for those who want to set up on theirlaptop or phone) – Jennifer Jones +110.30am
Registration opens (Tea and Coffee)
10.50amHousekeeping, details of event programme and structure andinvitation to tweet. - Jennifer Jones11.00am
Welcome from Department of Media andCommunications/University of Leicester
- Barrie Gunter11.15pm
Social ‘Me’-dia: Real-time Connections and VirtualIdentity.Gillian Youngs, University of Leicester
 Time/space experiential dimensions of social media are at theheart of taking virtual identity from the realms of fantasy toeveryday reality. They point to fresh imperatives for newmedia literacy and engagement, and its importance forstimulating wider digital innovation and creativity.12.00pm PhD Panel:
 Jin Shang, University of Leicester
 Jin is a PhD student from the Department of Media andCommunications. He is now researching on the developmentof 'digital economy' and 'digital city' in China. Jin is alsoinvolved in a university funded seminar series called 'CreativeCuppa' as project manager & operating director; and this iswhat he is going to focus on.
 Jennifer Jones, University of Leicester
 Jennifer Jones may only be registered as a part-time PhDstudent with the Media and Communication department at theUniversity of Leicester –but she considers herself fullyemerged within what the rest of the planet are calling “SocialMedia”. Her research aims to move away from the idea thatthe internet is just another object, observed from a bird eyeview; that as researchers, we should start to consider theviews of the self-defined user; and that the real social benefitswill occur when we stop talking, and we start doing.
Tia Azulay, De Montfort University
 Tia Azulay's academic background in English literature hasnothing to do with her success as a salesperson in SouthAfrica (vegetable peelers, health products, timeshare, flats,retirement cottages, etc.) and probably little to do with hersubsequent careers in software as a Technical Writer in Israeland Turkey, and Documentation Manager and then Head of QAfor Pilat Media in the UK, but she has remained fairly faithful toShakespeare and to poetry. She now works from home as aweb consultant, creating websites and blogs for privateclients, most of whom are writers. Tia's personal blog of poetry and other musings is TiaTalk(http://tiatalk.wordpress.com). Tia is a full time student of theOnline MA in Creative Writing and New Media at DMU(2008/9).Each participant finishes the presentation with a question toask audience, which can be discussed during the breakoutsession.12.45pm
Breakout session
 (which can continue whilst lunch is being served.) PhD panelwill take a group each, alongside designated facilitators (toguide conversation)1.00pmLunch1.45pm
Anti-Social Media: We’re not all friends here.Andy Miah, University of the West of Scotland
 The rhetoric of social media appeals to notion of collaboration,sharing and democratized participation. Web 2.0, open source,and syndication are all exemplary concepts of new methods of exchanging content and platform development. Moreover,their collaborative architecture extends from developers toend users. Yet, the environment of web development and thesymbolic capital that accompanies the use of the Internetremains a highly competitive and monetized form. Thesecircumstances compel us to scrutinize the rhetoric of socialmedia and to reveal the complex financial and experientialsociologies that underpin its trajectory. In short, to fully attendto the empancipatory and subversive potential of socialmedia, we must address ways in which processes of exclusionremain intact, despite the opening up of technology. Andy’spaper addresses such matters and investigates how theculture of participatory media can be both enabling anddisabling of social collaboration.2.30pm
Toby Moores, CEO of Sleepydog

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