MobMaps: Towards a Shared Environment for Collaborative Social Activism
Nowadays it is possible to disseminate information to the all world in real time using current communication tools supported mostly by the Internet. The work of several organizations reporting a multitude of problems that our society faces can be sustained by participatory platforms, which stimulate the collaboration of participants all over the world. In this paper we present a technological platform that provides a shared environment for collaborative social activism. We adapted the platform to a particular organization, MachsomWatch that reports human rights abuses in Israelis checkpoints. Finally we present some preliminary results obtained by ethnographic research using the developed platform.
KeywordsMobile collaboration georeferenced information social activism
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.
- 1.Bleecker, J.: Design Patterns for Mobile Social Software. Paper presented at the meeting WWW 2006 Workshop MobEA IV — Empowering the Mobile Web, Edinburg, Scotland (May 2006)Google Scholar
- 4.Gens, L., Alves, H., Paredes, H., Martins, P., Fonseca, B., Bariso, E., Ramondt, L., Mor, Y., Morgado, L.: Mobile software for gathering and managing geo-referenced information from crisis areas. Paper presented at the meeting Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Internet Technologies and Applications (ITA 2007), Newi, Wrexham, UK (September 2007)Google Scholar
- 5.Jacucci, G., Oulasvirta, A., Salovaara, A.: Supporting the Shared Experience of Spectators through Mobile Group Media. Paper presented at the meeting Proceedings of Group 2005, Sanibel Island, Florida, USA (November 2005)Google Scholar
- 7.Kolbitsh, J., Maurer, H.: The transformation of the Web: How Emerging Communities Shape the Information we Consume. Journal of Universal Computer Science 12(2), 187–213 (2006)Google Scholar
- 12.Tezuka, T., Kurashima, T., Tanaka, K.: Toward Tighter Integration of Web Search with a Geographic Information System. Paper presented at the meeting WWW 2006, Edinburg, Scotland (May 2006)Google Scholar