Here are my (very rough) live notes from the #MozFest
Sarah Marshall, technology editor, Journalism.co.uk
11 November 2012
Nathan Matius, MIT, Gradstudent at @civicMIT
See notes: http://etherpad.mit.edu/jnm-curating-repackaging-citizen-video
Starting new initiative to find ways of repackaging citizen video online.
‘Tea and scones’ viral video example. It’s ‘GIFable’ - but it was a hoax video to promote a TV channel. Nathan Matius uses this to illustrate the need for verification - and context.
Boston Globe + Instagram
Boston Globe - example of using Instagram. “Interesting ways different neighbourhoods are using it”, Chris Marstall from the Globe explains.
The insight into real lives by geocoded Instagram pics.
Journalists contact those who posted pics (for permission) via commenting. Imperfect system.
Used this to show “day drinking” during #Sandy. People responsive to comments on their Sandy drinking pics.
Instagram brand represents certain “genuineness”, says Chris. Use Webstagram to comment as, until 2 weeks ago, Instagram didn’t have facility.
Q of money has never come up, says Chris
Mapping is a common technique to find the contextual data.
Nate talks about example of Storyful verifying videos for YouTube during #Sandy
See notes for details of verification: http://etherpad.mit.edu/jnm-curating-repackaging-citizen-video
Marta Cooper, Global Voices. multilingual and ‘curation and translation’ citizen journalism site.
Another area for consideration = subtitling in video. Amara
Video requires contextualisation.
Opened Captions, by Dan Schultz
www.peepol.tv Knight-funded. Finding “the moment” in the livestream event
Witness, work around securing the people taking citizen videos. Obscure cam + working with YouTube on obscuring faces.
(Phone courtesy of the Globe)