The Use of Ubiquitous Media in Politics How ubiquitous life effects into political life today and what might happen in the future

Matti Nelimarkka

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This paper inspects the use of ubiquitous media, especially mobile phones, as a way to influence the society. We focus mostly on questions related to deliberative politics, meaning decision making based on discussion and how this can be enabled via new media tools. During 1990's the use of the Internet as the new way of politics was heavily brought up, usually to create discussion forums. These services were brought up, but as these services weren't widely adapted by users the interest to continue service development decreased. But the situation has changed: in current years use of citizen journalism has risen, examples of these are basic tools of social media: political blogs, written by politicians themselves or others have been said to bring these parties closer to each other. Also cameras and recorders are used to document and stream online important events and shared via the Web. What makes this even more interesting is the fact that both developing countries and developed countries have possibilities in this area: short messaging service (SMS) is widely used in developing countries and Internet capabilities of mobile devices give access to the Web, even bypassing regulative authorities. The author's contribution is mainly to represent current research with the viewpoints of both deliberatieness and mobility. Some ideas related to contextual technologies and their usage are also presented as new opportunities to develop e-democracy.
Titel på gästpublikationMindtrek 2008
Antal sidor4
StatusPublicerad - 2008
Externt publiceradJa
MoE-publikationstypB2 Del av bok eller annan forskningsbok

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