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Thursday, October 4, 2007

Mindtrek and Crowd-Sharing

This is just to remind how Jaiku can be used to distribute seminar information. I´ll write more about this in relation to the EMG 1987 - 2007 seminar in Oulu.

Moi Helge V.,

Kari A. Hintikka has posted a comment to presence update "Thee Great Conclusions - did we learn something about this multijaikuing at Mindtrek? How to do better nxt time? How readers felt it? Every kind of comments and reactions here, pls. ->":

Overall, this was a great experience about self-organizing collaborative work on the net in mini-scale. I'm making my PhD about this topic, large-scale self-organizing on the net.

My motives: I like share information, because I think it should be free - or released. :-) I also like to try to bend soft-, hard- and wetware for seeing novel ways how to use it.

With multijaikuing, there is an obvious need to coordinate who's jaikuing what topic. Think about possible situatiton where there might be 100's of jaikuers (?) around the ongoing situation (not necessarily the conference). Traditional coordination with physical meetings is out of question.

I suggest some preliminary 'protocols' for further online multijaikuing sessions. Criticize freely. :-)
  1. for usability reasons, everyone could start new thread for new topic, with clear indication to that topic.

  2. others should follow that thread and comment there - both actual jaikuers and commentative readers

  3. there could be microchannel FAQ about 1 & 2 for new users who just have joiden to the microchannel. Due to Jaiku flow, this FAQ will drop quickly to the bottom of the screen and

  4. it should be posted again and again depending on the interval of the wholeness of the messages of the channel. Obviously new members start to comment to the main microchannel - as in traditional jaikuing. But human learns fast.

  5. messages of routine jaikuers could be copied, deleted and pasted to the thread they belong to, if possible The basic idea in this 'protocol' is to spare the microchannel itself for old and new readers and members of the channel.
As we saw second day, today, the reports were much more organised and structured than the * positive * chaos and flood of the fisrt day.

Sad to admit, but even the most valuable information is easily skipped if the context of it is a mess or has poor usability. Multijaikuing a new kind of journalism and naturally we all like to have readers and maybe more jaikuers.

So the more we think about a new reader and his/her first glance to the main microchannel, the more we get readers - if they get any sense from the flood. :-)
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