Seeing the Forest AND the Trees

Technology for a better world.

Using Social Media to Enhance Community April 20, 2008

Filed under: community film,Portland Community Media,Social Media — pdxbob @ 9:06 pm

I’m doing a new community film project entitled ‘Using Social Media to Enhance Community’ (until I can come up with a better name). This film will briefly explore what social media is (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, blogging, wikis) followed by interview clips, short screencasts, and some fly-on-the-wall views of at least one in-person meeting of people who are involved in social media.

Right now I’m looking for some non-technical people who would provide a balance to the tech-savvy people who I am interviewing. The focus for the interview and video with non-technical people is to explore how their reaction to using social media applications for community-building. Although the tone of this film is intended to be positive toward the use of social media for communities, hearing some of the difficulties would also be constructive.

I may also explore how social media is used in secondary or pre-secondary education, how it is perceived and used by the leaders and workers of the future, although I haven’t decided if this will make it into this film.

If you are someone interested in participating in this project, to be interviewed or to recommend others, please contact me.


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