Emerging Technology: New Opportunities for the Community Sector. Editorial

Foth, Marcus (2008) Emerging Technology: New Opportunities for the Community Sector. Editorial. 3CMedia: Journal of Community, Citizen's and Third Sector Media and Communication.


This issue of the Journal of Community, Citizen's and Third Sector Media and Communication brings together research papers that seek to continue a dialogue about key questions started in the last issue of 3CMedia. One of these key questions deals with the continuing quest to find the raison d’être for community organisations (including community media organisations) in times of participatory culture, media convergence and Web 2.0. Do the affordances of these socio-cultural and technical trends render the third sector less significant or even obsolete as some commentators speculate? Citizen journalism challenges conventional notions of news reporting. Users of blogs and social networking sites display and discuss their political, civic and environmental concerns on their profiles through personal statements, online group affiliations and virtual badges. Taking advantage of peer to peer forms of electronic communication such as mobile phone text messaging, the Critical Mass movement has established a history of successfully organising large political demonstrations in a decentralised manner without the need for a single dedicated institutional entity to coordinate the efforts. Indeed, in Shirky’s words, 'Here Comes Everybody' (2008).

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ID Code: 14649
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: No
Additional Information: The contents of this journal can be freely accessed online via the journal's web page – see link.
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Keywords: non, profit, community organisations, community media, Making Links 2007
ISSN: 1832-6161
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100) > Communication and Media Studies not elsewhere classified (200199)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > SOCIOLOGY (160800) > Urban Sociology and Community Studies (160810)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Marcus Foth
Deposited On: 02 Sep 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 13:03

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