Mobile For Kazakhstan

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I gave this presentation to audiences of working journalists and journalism students in Kazakhstan. While the traditional wired internet connectivity rates there may never catch up to the Western world, the adoption of wireless technology has been tremendous. Thus, I tried to prepare the media workers there to think about all the ways they can publish stories, photos and videos on the mobile platform.


<ul><li> 1. The newsroom in your pocket <br />Covering breaking news with a mobile phone <br /></li></ul> <p> 2. Singularity<br />The computer in your cellphone today is a million times cheaper and a thousand times more powerful and about a hundred thousand times smaller than the one at MIT in 1965. What used to fit in a building now fits in your pocket.<br />What fits in your pocket now will fit inside a blood cell in 25 years.<br />--Futurist Ray Kurzweil<br /> 3. Some stats<br />27 Cellphones per second. <br />4 <br />Babies per second<br /> 4. </p> <ul><li>Most successful big media company in the world </li></ul> <p> 5. Very forward-thinking 6. Aggressive approach to new technologySchibsted Fast Bear toMarket<br /> 7. FasterThan TV<br />VG.nohadthe video 6 hoursbeforethe TV newschannelscouldgettheir video tothestation, ingested, edited, v/o, etc. <br /> 8. Organizing Chaos<br />MISTAKES: <br />Many voices<br />Logistics<br />Getting material to office<br /> 9. New Ways to Find Sources<br />Facebook: <br />Students wrote of their experiences<br />Way to find friends of witnesses, victims<br /> 10. Not Always Reliable<br />Rumor: Indian govt asking Twitter to be shut down because it was being used by terrorists to track cops<br />Reality: rumor spread by high school junior in Boston<br /> 11. 12. Shelby Star<br /> 13. Reuters<br /> 14. Hierarchical Information Flow<br />Question: <br />How often, and under what conditions, do you interact with your readers? <br /> 15. Wildfires Urgent Need for Info<br /> 16. Iran: Twitter + Mobile + Facebook<br />Hamed is an Iranian refugee living in the Netherlands, and it was from there that he posted the death of 27-year-old NedaSalehiAfghaSoltani. <br />"I am no hero," Hamedsaid. "The real hero is my friend who risked his life making the video." <br />Facebook friend<br />A Facebook friend, that is. Hamed has never met the author of the film except on the social networking site. <br /> 17. Readers Do It Themselves<br /> 18. 19. For the Code Geeks<br /></p>