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| blogger: Ines Amaral

WEB Trends: 10 cases made in Web 2.0

WEB Trends

“WEB Trends: 10 cases made in Web 2.0” – algumas notas na óptica do leitor(a)

O livro “Web Trends – 10 cases made in web 2.0” da agência Comunicarte merece um particular destaque pela abordagem, ímpar em Portugal, que faz da temática.

De realçar efectivamente o mérito de se debruçarem de forma tão abrangente e, simultaneamente, tão incisiva sobre a dimensão Web 2.0, ou Web social, em sectores tão variados como marketing e publicidade, comunicação social, política, saúde ou religião. Merecem também grande destaque os casos portugueses apresentados, procurando mostrar o que se faz no país. Torna-se evidente que em Portugal a Web social existe e mostra marcas de vitalidade, como é possível constatar.

Este é um livro de tendências mas também um registo que partilha uma outra dimensão da rede, que é povoada por nativos digitais e imigrantes digitais, onde nasce uma linguagem emergente, se efectivam negócios e se comunica globalmente.

Este livro é ímpar por vários motivos:

> mostra a dimensão global da rede e o papel dos portugueses;

> reúne opiniões de especialistas, congregando académicos e profissionais de várias áreas;

> faz uma clara ponte entre a teoria e a prática;

> não cai na tentação de registar apenas o hype do momento: refere e mostra o papel de serviços e aplicações que entretanto desaparceram.

Na minha opinião de leitora, este livro é diferente pelo seu ângulo de abordagem, entendendo a dimensão social da Internet como um todo e procurando compreender contextos de acção, às escalas nacional e global, reunindo importantes testemunhos e destacando casos que, mais do que “made in Web 2.0, são “made in Portugal”.

Um aspecto ainda muito relevante de salientar deste livro é o facto de permitir compreender os novos contextos de acção em diferentes sectores numa era e que os paradigmas da comunicação e, consequentemente, sociais se estão a transformar. Vivemos o início da era dos “prosumers”, em que os consumidores têm a possibilidade de serem simultaneamente produtores. E este fenómeno tem vindo a alterar, substancialmente, os cenários de comunicação e de acção em diferentes áreas.

Finalmente há que destacar a organização dos conteúdos, o design atraente e apelativo, e a abordagem dinâmica sem qualquer tipo de pretensão a transformar o livro num registo de verdades absolutas. “Web Trends – 10 cases made in web 2.0” tem o mérito de partilhar ideias e registar tendências, assumindo-se como um excelente ponto de partida para pensar o futuro. Não havia, de facto, melhor maneira da Comunicarte celebrar os seus primeiros 10 anos.

[Declaração de interesses: a revisão científica do livro esteve a meu cargo.]


Conferences > 2011

XXXI SUNBELT: St. Pete Beach, Florida, USA (08 – 13 February 2011)

DigitalWorld2011: Gosier, Guadeloupe, France (23 – 28 February 2011)

Social Media Games CHI2011: Vancouver, Canada (08 May 2011)

ACM Hypertext 2011: Eindhoven, The Netherlands (06 – 09 June 2011)

EURO ITV 2011: Lisbon, Portugal (29 June – 01 July 2011)

IAMCR2011: Istanbul, Turkey (13 – 17 July 2011)

Interact 2011: Lisbon, Portugal (05 – 09 September 2011)

ECCS 2011: Vienna, Austria (12 – 16 September 2011)


My book

Interaction Design in the Cyberjournalism Sphere – a conceptual model to analyze the interaction design in the cyberjournalism sphere” by Inês Amaral

The book focused on the impact of the Interaction Design in the context of Cyberjournalism. The thesis emphasizes the study of Human-Computer Interaction as a communication process that is conducted through an interface. The concept of interactivity was formulated by means of a multidimensional definition. The new digital scenery and the introduction of interactivity in journalism were object of particular attention in this study about Interaction Design. We have studied this field of design from a three-dimension perspective, interconnected with the elements that contextualized it and the user’s experience; furthermore, we’ve also analyzed the impact of Interaction Design in online information production. A conceptual model for analyzing the impact of Interaction Design was developed, in the context of Cyberjournalism. The model was operationalized into a matrix and into an interactivity scale. Through an observation instrument constructed with variables from the matrix, we applied the developed model to a sample of digital journals. The results show the viability of the model to analyze the interaction processes in the new media.


Redes Sociais no Twitter
Redes Sociais no Twitter

Comunicação apresentada no II Congresso Internacional de Ciberjornalismo (Universidade do Porto) a 10 de Dezembro de 2010

II Congresso Internacional de Ciberjornalismo

Estarei no II Congresso Internacional de Ciberjornalismo no dia 10 de Dezembro, às 10h, para apresentar a comunicação “Redes Sociais no Twitter”.


Sociedade e Comunidades 2.0: uma proposta para equacionar modelos de comunicação num “alvo” em movimento

Comunicação apresentada no III Seminário Internacional Media, Jornalismo e Democracia.
08 de Novembro de 2010 – Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas das Universidade Nova de Lisboa


IAMCR 2010

XXX INSNA Sunbelt
Análise de Redes Sociais na Internet

View more presentations from Ines Amaral.
Comunicação apresentada na sessão IberoAmericana (Misc.) no XXX INSNA Sunbelt, Riva del Garda, Itália. 03 de Julho de 2010.

II International Congress on Cyberjournalism

Call for papers – II International Congress on Cyberjournalism
University of Porto – December 09-10

«The ObCiber – Observatório do Ciberjornalismo (Observatory of Cyberjournalism) invites submissions for its II International Congress on CyberjournalismDecember 09-10, 2010 – in the University of Porto, Portugal, under the general themes of “Business models to journalism on the Internet” and “Social networks and cyberjournalism“.

Paper proposal – either in Portuguese, Spanish or English – should be sent to obciber@gmail.com. The 500 words abstract should include the topic and its relevance, the hypothesis or main argument, conceptual and methodological framework, expected results and up to 5 keywords. There are to be no biographical notes or references within the abstract which must be accompanied by a separate cover letter, for blind review purposes, only with the author(s) name(s), institutional affiliation(s) and postal and e-mail address(es).

Logistics
Deadlines

The deadline for the submission of abstracts is July 15, 2010.
You will be informed whether or not your abstract is accepted by September 15, 2010.
The deadline for full papers is October 31, 2010. The most outstanding papers delivered at the Congress will be considered for publication in the journal Prisma.com

Registration Fees:
• Early Registration (September 30): General 30€; Papers authors 25€; students 10€; UPorto students 5€
• Late Registration (November 30): General 40€; Papers authors 35€; students 20€; UPorto students 5€»

(via ObCiber)


Audiovisual Thinking – the world’s first journal of academic videos

«Audiovisual Thinking is a pioneering forum where academics and educators can articulate, conceptualize and disseminate their research about audiovisuality and audiovisual culture through the medium of video.

International in scope and multidisciplinary in approach, the purpose of Audiovisual Thinking is to develop and promote academic thinking in and about all aspects of audiovisuality and audiovisual culture.

Advised by a board of leading academics and thinkers in the fields of audiovisuality, communication and the media and hosted by Copenhagen University, the journal seeks to set the standard for academic audiovisual essays now and in the future.

Why is Audiovisual Thinking important?

We study, teach and research the moving image, media and audiovisuality, yet we rarely mediate in these same forms and media. Audiovisual Thinking is a forum where academics and researches can articulate their thoughts and research about audiovisual culture and media in audiovisual ways.

Society has changed radically due technological changes in audiovisual mediation and new digital tools/platforms. Video is becoming a central part of our everyday life and communication, as well as a valuable tool for researchers to share their results, insights and engage with the academic and other communities. Academics have many different forms of media for expressing ourselves, for example text, audio and images. These different media have different strengths and weaknesses. Traditionally, academic dissemination and debate have relied very much on the written text. But now, audio and images should be embraced by the academic world, not because it is better than the written word, but because video can say things differently.»

[The call for videos is open.]


Conferences

The Second International Conference on ‘Networked Digital Technologies’ (NDT2010)
Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic, July 7-9, 2010.

The 2010 International Conference on Informatics,Cypernetics and
Computer Applications
(ICICCA 2010)
Jain University, Bangalore, India, July 19-21, 2010.

The 2010 International conference on the Business and Digital Enterprises (ICBDE 2010)
Gopalan Educational Society, Bangalore, India, July, 22-24, 2010.

[via ECREA mailing-list]


IAMCR 2010 – call for papers extended

The deadline for submission of abstracts to IAMCR 2010 (to be held in Braga, Portugal – 18-2 July 2010) has been extended to 8 February.
«The general theme of the conference is ‘Communication and Citizenship: Rethinking Crisis and Change’ and it aims to interrogate emergent models of communication and to open up innovative debates on mechanisms for empowering citizenship and participation».


Journal of Gaming and Virtual Worlds

The Journal of Gaming and Virtual Worlds Issue 1(2) is now available.

Contents:

A life no longer worth playing: some remarks on in-game suicide
Authors: Michael Nagenborg And Christian Hoffstadt

A Fable: or, how to recognize a narrative when you play one
Authors: Adam Rovner

Teleporting the library?
Authors: Simon B. Heilesen

The body of the avatar: rethinking the mind-body relationship in virtual worlds
Authors: Denise Doyle

Developing a methodology for corpus-based computer game studies
Authors: Isamar Carrillo Masso

DiGRA 2007 – Digital Games Research Association International Conference: Situated Play
Authors: Daniel Schultheiss


Redes Sociais na Internet: a desterritorialização da sociedade?

View more presentations from Ines Amaral.

Torga em SMS

O projecto Torga em SMS, coordenado por Dinis Alves (ISMT) tem um blog onde são registadas com frequência informações sobre o tema. Está também disponível na Web um espaço onde são apresentadas opiniões sobre o projecto. A propósito do tema, escrevi um pequeno texto: A “linguagem SMS” é uma moda. Não serve para poupar caracteres




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