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Published on December 1, 2008

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Presented by Tonyo Cruz to the Pinoy Citizen Journalism Seminar on Nov. 29, 2008 at the University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City. Inquiries may be made through www.tonyocruz.com

Technology and citizen journalism Presented by Tonyo Cruz to the Pinoy Citizen Journalism Seminar Nov. 29, 2009, NIGS Building, UP Diliman

Citizens and citizen groups are already using tech tools 14 million Filipinos use the internet or roughly 15.1 percent of the population Asia-wide, RP ranks 10th Worldwide, RP ranks 26th

14 million Filipinos use the internet or roughly 15.1 percent of the population

Asia-wide, RP ranks 10th

Worldwide, RP ranks 26th

Internet penetration rate: IWS

Philippines to have 24 million web users in 2008: ACNielsen Up from 14m (2006), 7.82m (2005) and 2m (2000) Sharp growth due to the large number of Internet cafes and the availability of low-cost computers Forward, figures to go up by 50 percent every two years

Up from 14m (2006), 7.82m (2005) and 2m (2000)

Sharp growth due to the large number of Internet cafes and the availability of low-cost computers

Forward, figures to go up by 50 percent every two years

No. of Filipino netizens: DigitalFilipino.com 19.2 million in mid-2005 (IDC). 4 million Internet gamers in 2006, 16 million by 2010 (IPVG) 600,000 fixed broadband subscribers . One million by 2009 (Siemens)

19.2 million in mid-2005 (IDC).

4 million Internet gamers in 2006, 16 million by 2010 (IPVG)

600,000 fixed broadband subscribers . One million by 2009 (Siemens)

Internet users by region: DigitalFilipino.com NCR - 9,000,000 Region 4 - 5,250,000 Region 3 - 1,800,000 Region 6 - 1,800,000 Region 7 - 1,800,000 Region 5 - 900,000 Region 11 - 900,000 Region 1 - 750,000 Region 10 - 600,000 Region 8 - 450,000

NCR - 9,000,000

Region 4 - 5,250,000

Region 3 - 1,800,000

Region 6 - 1,800,000

Region 7 - 1,800,000

Region 5 - 900,000

Region 11 - 900,000

Region 1 - 750,000

Region 10 - 600,000

Region 8 - 450,000

Internet users by region: DigitalFilipino.com

What do Filipinos do online? Power to the People: Social Media Tracker (WAVE 3) by Universal McCann This study is very useful in finding out what potential tools for citizen journalists

Power to the People: Social Media Tracker (WAVE 3) by Universal McCann

This study is very useful in finding out what potential tools for citizen journalists

WAVE 3: World and RP 475 million people worldwide use the internet (16 to 54 years old) 15.5 percent of Filipinos use the internet regularly (roughly 3.7 million)

475 million people worldwide use the internet (16 to 54 years old)

15.5 percent of Filipinos use the internet regularly (roughly 3.7 million)

WAVE 3: Reading blogs RP SECOND TO SOUTH KOREA 90.3 percent of Filipino internet users READ BLOGS (previously 33 percent in 2006 and 64 percent June 2007) 3.3 million people, 6.6 percent of total population

RP SECOND TO SOUTH KOREA

90.3 percent of Filipino internet users READ BLOGS (previously 33 percent in 2006 and 64 percent June 2007)

3.3 million people, 6.6 percent of total population

WAVE 3: Writing blogs RP IS FOURTH WORLDWIDE 65.8 percent of Filipino internet users WRITE BLOGS (up from 14.1 percent in 2006 and 41 percent in 2007) 2.3 million people, 4.8 percent of population

RP IS FOURTH WORLDWIDE

65.8 percent of Filipino internet users WRITE BLOGS (up from 14.1 percent in 2006 and 41 percent in 2007)

2.3 million people, 4.8 percent of population

WAVE 3: Social networking RP IS LEADER 83.1 percent of Filipino internet users CREATED A PROFILE ON A SOCIAL NETWORK 3 million people , 6 percent of population Friendster rules RP; RP dominates Friendster (close to 40 percent)

RP IS LEADER

83.1 percent of Filipino internet users CREATED A PROFILE ON A SOCIAL NETWORK

3 million people , 6 percent of population

Friendster rules RP; RP dominates Friendster (close to 40 percent)

WAVE 3: Sharing photos RP IS LEADER 86.4 percent of Filipino internet users UPLOADED PHOTOS TO A PHOTO SHARING SITE 3.14 million people, 6.3 percent of population “ Picture-picture, post natin sa Friendster!”

RP IS LEADER

86.4 percent of Filipino internet users UPLOADED PHOTOS TO A PHOTO SHARING SITE

3.14 million people, 6.3 percent of population

“ Picture-picture, post natin sa Friendster!”

WAVE 3: Uploading videos RP IS SECOND TO BRAZIL 60.5 percent of Filipino internet users UPLOADED VIDEOS TO A VIDEO SHARING SITE 2.2 million people, 4.5 percent of population

RP IS SECOND TO BRAZIL

60.5 percent of Filipino internet users UPLOADED VIDEOS TO A VIDEO SHARING SITE

2.2 million people, 4.5 percent of population

WAVE 3: Watching videos RP IS KING! 98.7 percent of Filipino internet users WATCHED VIDEO CLIPS ONLINE (up from 39.9 percent in 2006 and 60.7 percent in 2007) 3.6 million people, 10.4 percent of the population

RP IS KING!

98.7 percent of Filipino internet users WATCHED VIDEO CLIPS ONLINE (up from 39.9 percent in 2006 and 60.7 percent in 2007)

3.6 million people, 10.4 percent of the population

WAVE 3: Podcast downloads RP is fifth worldwide 61.8 percent of Filipino internet users DOWNLOADED A PODCAST (up from 8.3 percent in 2006 and 26.4 percent in 2007) 2.3 million people, 4.5 percent of the population

RP is fifth worldwide

61.8 percent of Filipino internet users DOWNLOADED A PODCAST (up from 8.3 percent in 2006 and 26.4 percent in 2007)

2.3 million people, 4.5 percent of the population

WAVE 3: RSS subscriptions RP RANKS 6 TH WORLDWIDE 45.2 percent of Filipino internet users SUBSCRIBED TO AN RSS FEED 1.6 million people, 3.3 percent of the population

RP RANKS 6 TH WORLDWIDE

45.2 percent of Filipino internet users SUBSCRIBED TO AN RSS FEED

1.6 million people, 3.3 percent of the population

Filipino cellphone users As of 2008, about 63 million Filipinos 33 million Smart 23 million Globe 7 million Sun Unlimited texting ‘ Cheap’ mobile broadband

As of 2008, about 63 million Filipinos

33 million Smart

23 million Globe

7 million Sun

Unlimited texting

‘ Cheap’ mobile broadband

Mobile internet in RP

‘ Cheap’ internet access We can be connected to the internet through a wide variety of cheap access points, some free P899 DSL P5/15 mins Internet cafes Free WIFI

We can be connected to the internet through a wide variety of cheap access points, some free

P899 DSL

P5/15 mins

Internet cafes

Free WIFI

What do we do now Citizen journalists should tap all these tools! Setup individual or group blogs Use your phone as a camera, recorder and internet access point Take advantage of cheap or free internet

Citizen journalists should tap all these tools!

Setup individual or group blogs

Use your phone as a camera, recorder and internet access point

Take advantage of cheap or free internet

Checklist Pen and paper Computer Phone Camera Voice recorder Internet connection Basic skills Commitment

Pen and paper

Computer

Phone

Camera

Voice recorder

Internet connection

Basic skills

Commitment

Blog Set up a blog at wordpress.com or blogger.com Text, video, audio, photo Build and develop your community Be open to discussions and debate Expand your reach by bloghopping and joining blog events and groups Study demographics of your visitors

Set up a blog at wordpress.com or blogger.com

Text, video, audio, photo

Build and develop your community

Be open to discussions and debate

Expand your reach by bloghopping and joining blog events and groups

Study demographics of your visitors

Microblogging Twitter, Jaiku and Plurk Quick 150-character updates May be sent through an internet-connected computer or a phone

Twitter, Jaiku and Plurk

Quick 150-character updates

May be sent through an internet-connected computer or a phone

Social networking Maximize your Friendster, Facebook and other social networking profiles as platforms for your citizen journalism projects Expand and develop audience Build network of sources, friends Try to set up your own social network through ning.com

Maximize your Friendster, Facebook and other social networking profiles as platforms for your citizen journalism projects

Expand and develop audience

Build network of sources, friends

Try to set up your own social network through ning.com

Your own TV channel

Live mobile TV broadcasts Using your camera phone and a 3G or WIFI connection, you can broadcast live video over the internet http:// www.flixwagon.com / http:// www.kyte.tv / http:// qik.com / http:// www.livecast.com /

Using your camera phone and a 3G or WIFI connection, you can broadcast live video over the internet

http:// www.flixwagon.com /

http:// www.kyte.tv /

http:// qik.com /

http:// www.livecast.com /

Traditional forms Polyeto Newsletter Peryodikit/Wall News Community newspapers Student publications

Polyeto

Newsletter

Peryodikit/Wall News

Community newspapers

Student publications

Some ideas Your publications can go online Your organization can target the middle class, youth, professionals, OFWs who are now online You can form a group blog focusing on news and commentary important to you Go for convergence of traditional and new media

Your publications can go online

Your organization can target the middle class, youth, professionals, OFWs who are now online

You can form a group blog focusing on news and commentary important to you

Go for convergence of traditional and new media

Organizations Cause-oriented groups should use new media tools because they are there, people use them and we are now being prevented from doing so Involve leaders and members in developing your media plan. Role of leaders and members “ User-generated” content in the context of an organization

Cause-oriented groups should use new media tools because they are there, people use them and we are now being prevented from doing so

Involve leaders and members in developing your media plan.

Role of leaders and members

“ User-generated” content in the context of an organization

Can one person do citizen journalism Yes But better if you have a partner or a team Training is crucial. Obtain and improve skills both in journalism and technological tools

Yes

But better if you have a partner or a team

Training is crucial. Obtain and improve skills both in journalism and technological tools

Important links RP’s Top 100 Blogs for 2008 http://is.gd/9ovQ Tools for citizen journalism http://is.gd/9nWr Tools for Citizen Journalists http://is.gd/9nWx Message in-a-box http://is.gd/7KMS List of citizen journ websites http://is.gd/1oAk Rising Voices http://is.gd/9nXC Personal Media Learning Ctr http://is.gd/9nYy DIY Communications for Citizen Journalists http://is.gd/9nZo Mobile Internet Tools for the Citizen Journalist http://is.gd/9o05 Free Podcast Course http://is.gd/9p7K Make Your Own Internet Radio Station: ubroadcast http://is.gd/9p7Y Ubroadcast http://tinyurl.com/2vd2nb

RP’s Top 100 Blogs for 2008 http://is.gd/9ovQ

Tools for citizen journalism http://is.gd/9nWr

Tools for Citizen Journalists http://is.gd/9nWx

Message in-a-box http://is.gd/7KMS

List of citizen journ websites http://is.gd/1oAk

Rising Voices http://is.gd/9nXC

Personal Media Learning Ctr http://is.gd/9nYy

DIY Communications for Citizen Journalists http://is.gd/9nZo

Mobile Internet Tools for the Citizen Journalist http://is.gd/9o05

Free Podcast Course http://is.gd/9p7K

Make Your Own Internet Radio Station: ubroadcast http://is.gd/9p7Y

Ubroadcast http://tinyurl.com/2vd2nb

Thank you This presentation will be posted at: http://tonyocruz.com

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