13 thoughts on “[Talk] Pop ‘n Politics: Web 2.0 and Participatory Culture in Indonesia”

  1. Wow. Thanks so much for sharing.

    It’s a fascinating subject and I guess you are absolutely right: 2.0 ( and 3.0?) are here for better or for worse.

    Actually I think it will have/ has about the same impact once TV had(Nixon versus Kennedy); politically it is neutral. As such it brings no systemic change, just another venue. TV stressed the importance of looks in politics, the Web stresses the importance of hypes.

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  2. colson: you’re most welcome. i wished to be able to really share — i didn’t record the talk — so people get what i was talking about. my short note here isn’t particularly helpful. i’d argue that it’s not the same with television. every technology has its own political characteristics…. in this case, social media is really a participatory technology, more than any other previous technology. especially if you’re of today’s generation (the youth), their technological driven activities are very participatory, their culture too… and this participatory culture — like the Coins for Prita case in Indonesia clearly shows — can serve as a infrastructure for civic engagement. television doesn’t have such feature — it’s easy to be a viewer, but how to participate in the production? this what makes this social media technology very different. i don’t say it democratizes more .. just it’s different. and it’s political.

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  3. Mer, minta ijin dicopy supaya aku bisa baca dg tenang, weheheehe..tapi tidak disebarluaskan hanya utk aku aja, ini msh kuno jadi msh blm puas kalo tdk ada hard copy yg bisa dicoret2, nuhun pisan!

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  4. yang ketiga adalah potoblog. well, i read something like this on Jakarta Post. and the point of both yours and its is : you all tried to get the closest objective view from those event. sounds interesting and i’l share on my twit (my english mini-blog and surely on that damn facebook. LOL)

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  5. putri: “get the closest objective view from those events” is more a methodological statement. my point is actually: social media that easily generates participatory culture (people participate and interact as part of social life) doesn’t really automatically translate to civic engagement or let alone democratic movements, but there are ways in which they could collapse (these ways were ones analyzed by me). article in the jakarta post, i read, it’s mostly looking at the hopes and hypes, but don’t really analyze.

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