Here are my (very rough) live notes from the #MozFest

Sarah Marshall, technology editor,

11 November 2012

Citizen video

Nathan Matius, MIT, Gradstudent at @civicMIT

See notes:

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:

Marta Cooper, Global Voices. multilingual and ‘curation and translation’ citizen journalism site.

Volunteer organisation.

Another area for consideration = subtitling in video. Amara

Video requires contextualisation.

Zeega, a web-based programme designed for non-programmers. Also Popcorn.js / Popcorn Maker.

Opened Captions, by Dan Schultz

More on Opened Captions: 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)