From mobilization to consensus: Innovating cross-media services to organize crowds into collaborative communities
2013 (English)In: CeDEM13: Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government / [ed] Peter Parycek, Noella Edelmann, Krems: Edition Donau-Universität Krems , 2013, , 13 p.215-227 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
The purpose of the current paper is to contribute to the field of e-participation by presenting a design concept for mediating technology that incorporates current information technology such as social and collaborative media designed for the purposes of civic engagement in society. Such technology could empower people to mobilize and engage themselves in proactive consensus-seeking and co-creation. Social media are broadly adopted in the reactive mobilization of citizen-initiated participatory activity in society such as protests like the London riots and the Occupy movements. In our view, there is a demand to organize mobilized crowds to collaborate in a consensus-seeking manner. For instance, there does not yet exist online applications that specifically serve the purposes of massive simultaneous co-editing of documents by citizens seeking consensus in societal issues. However, as we argue, there is no reason for such not to be integrated from existing technological components that are commonly accessible.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Krems: Edition Donau-Universität Krems , 2013. , 13 p.215-227 p.
bottom-up democracy, e-participation, grassroots, social media, consensus-seeking, digital engagement, micro-democracies
Human Computer Interaction
Research subject Other research area
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-18967ISBN: 978-3-902505-30-9OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-18967DiVA: diva2:624514
CeDEM13: Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government