This weeks lecture fell on a public holiday!
Distributed Journalism and Collective Intelligence – Travis
The news we consume is filtered by gatekeepers (editorial rooms, broadcasters, distributors, printers) before it reaches us.
Due to social media any one today can provide their own form of journalism. Simply take a photo of something happening, upload it to Facebook, BOOM thats a form of journalism. This way of consuming news has had impacts on newspapers. “To survive, the legacy news media has to literally stop the audience from acting as a publisher”
Exploring The Dynamics Of Online Conflict Information Flows – Doug
Collective intelligence is how social media in todays sense operates. Everyone has an opinion on what is happening. Social media connects one another and allows for anyone to say anything about anything at anytime. And as assumed this has issues.
There are both positives and negatives to collective intelligence
- First hand accounts
- Real People
- Personal reflects
- No one sided news / images
- Not everything is real
- Fake news