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SIG-III’s NEW Facebook draw!

To celebrate the 75th ASIS&T Anniversary and the 30th Anniversary of the Special Interest Group in International Information Issues (SIG-III), we announce a new and existing Facebook draw!

To participate, you simply need to

1)      Join our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/asist.sig.iii/

2)      Upload your  photo or video(5min or less) from any past SIG-III-related activities to our Facebook group,

2)      If you are NEW to the SIG, you can still participate; just submit a current photo of you holding a sign saying “Happy 30th Anniversary, SIG-III!”

3)      Once uploaded, add a brief description: when, where the photo or video was taken and who is in it.

All uploaded photos and videos will be entered in a random draw for a $50 Amazon.com gift card. The winner will be announced on Monday, October 29, 2012 during the International Reception at the ASIS&T 2012 Annual Meeting in Baltimore. Selected photos and videos will be displayed at the International Reception.

And the best part, you can submit up to 10 entries. The more photos or videos you submit, more chances you get to win.

Some suggestions for possible photo/video submissions:

  • Annual meetings and events
  • International receptions
  • InfoShare Program
  • Mentorship Program
  • SIG-III Chair Visits

Finally, please note that by participating in this draw, you give SIG-III permission to republish, refer to, or use your photo or video in any format or medium at any time during SIG-related events or in SIG-related publications.

 

Sincerely,

Anatoliy Gruzd,

SIG-III Social Media Administrator

Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/sig3i

Join us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/asist.sig.iii/

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September 6, 2012 at 12:25 am

Posted in Social media

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Congratulation to the Winner of the ASIS&T SIG-III Twitter Draw!

To celebrate the official launch of ASIS&T SIG III’s Twitter account (@sig3i), this month we conducted a random draw among our Twitter followers. We are pleased to announce that the winner of our draw and recipient of the $50 Amazon.com gift card is Isabella Peters (@Isabella83) from Heinrich-Heine-Universität Duesseldorf in Germany!!!

 Congratulation, Isabella!

We also invite everyone to follow our @sig3i account for the latest news and updates about the SIG as well as tweets about research, news & jobs for ASIS&T members from around the globe.

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July 23, 2012 at 1:15 pm

Posted in SIG-III, Social media, Twitter

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Join SIG-III on Twitter at @sig3i

To encourage and facilitate international informational exchanges via Twitter among ASIS&T members, SIG-III has launched a new Twitter account:   @sig3i
The account is managed by a dynamic team of volunteers who will work to highlight and promote research done by SIG members and colleagues. The account will also feature news from ASIS&T scholars around the globe as well as job and funding opportunities.
To celebrate the launch our new account, we are also announcing a random drawing on Twitter with a chance to win a $50 gift certificate for Amazon.com. For a chance to win:
1) Start following us on Twitter @sig3i  *and*
2) Tell us what you want us to tweet about this year by posting a tweet with @sig3i at the end of your tweet.
But hurry, only tweets posted before July 15, 2012 (extended) will be entered into the drawing!
A winner will be announced by August 1, 2012 via Twitter and on the SIG-III website.

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June 1, 2012 at 11:15 pm

Posted in Social media, Twitter

Mapping the Arabic Blogosphere: Politics, Culture, and Dissent

It’s a little over a month old, but I’ve not yet posted about the following report by Bruce Etling, John Kelly, Rob Faris, and John Palfrey, so I will do so now. It is titled Mapping the Arabic Blogosphere: Politics, Culture, and Dissent, and is published by Harvard’s Berkman Center for the Internet and Society.

Arabic Keyboard

Image by dweekly, used under the Creative Commons license.

I’m being kicked out of my office this afternoon while some of my university’s tech people work on my Internet connection. While I am without my computer I will work on SIG-III’s annual report, but I hope to be able to steal a bit of time away to read this report as well. If you’ve read it and have any thoughts or reactions, leave a comment below — I’d love to hear what you think.

On the same topic, I’ll also point to Nasrin Alavi’s We Are Iran. As with Etling et al’s report, I’d love to hear any thoughts you have on Dr. Alavi’s book. She’s even put a sample chapter online as well.

Contributed by Aaron Bowen

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July 21, 2009 at 1:53 pm

A very cool use of Second Life

Image by kedguest, used under the Creative Commons license.

Today I ran across these two articles, one by Tom Peter in the Christian Science Monitor, and the other by Holly Jackson at CNet news. These articles note the use of Second Life as a venue for intercultural exchange, particularly at the virtual campuses different universities have set up in Second Life. (See for example the image of San Jose State’s virtual campus in the screenshot above). Peter says that

Around the world, universities, and even the US Department of State, are turning to online virtual worlds to create cultural exchanges. In these immersive, 3-D environments, users from around the globe can collaborate in ways that were previously impossible.

He also notes a group of university students in the United Arab Emerates who used Second Life to visit a virtual rendition of Darfur, make a pilgrimage to (virtual) Mecca, and interact with a group of Korean students to promote a cross-cultural exchange.

I find this a very worthwhile and exciting use of Second Life (or a second life clone such as IMVU, Gaia, or There). I believe such interaction will offer positive benefits as the world continues to grow interconnected and international projects such as Mainland Brasil (the Brazilian version of Second Life) continue to expand.

Contributed by Aaron Bowen

Written by sigiii

July 10, 2008 at 6:04 pm

Quick note: the blogosphere in Peru

Concurso de Blogs para Escolares project

Eduardo Avila at Global Voices notes the introduction of a blogging contest for Peruvian high school students, sponsored by the Peruvian University of Applied Sciences [es]. The project website is here [es].

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June 3, 2008 at 3:05 pm

Posted in Blogosphere, South America

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Data on social networks in Asia, Europe, and the U.S.

This week’s Data chart of the week from Josh Bernoff and Charlene Li’s Groundswell project features use statistics of social networks in different regions. Commenting on this chart from Groundswell, Josh asks

Does Korea have the highest participation because of CyWorld, or because Koreans love to connect?

Why are Germany, and especially France, so low? Is it something about the way French people behave online, or is there an opening for a great French social network (or the French version of an existing one, like Facebook)?

The data from France is something I found particularly interesting. Given that the French blogosphere is active, I would be interested to know why the number of regular social network users in France is comparatively low. Josh finishes his post by asking for reader comments regarding their thoughts on how social network use will play out in the countries listed in the chart. I invite you to do the same below.

Written by sigiii

June 2, 2008 at 5:33 pm