The media, democracy and interaction design: How citizen journalism apps signal a radical change for the future of society

Since the dawn of the Personal Computer there’s been a great deal of discussion within media circles about how to best exploit the proliferation of computer-based technologies. In more recent history, web 2.0 (and now 3) and social media have been incredibly disruptive to media organisations by fragmenting audiences and eroding revenue streams through the creation of a more competitive media environment.

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Public Record: Interaction design/Social and mobile computing prototype


While there’s certainly a lot of cynicism regarding the media and politics (Conboy & Eldridge, 2014. Wayne & Murray, 2009), the sharing of political articles, memes (Bronwyn Bishop, for example) and heated discussions, as well as online political protest like e-petitions and mass-emails – or even real-world protests organized through social media like ‘March in March’ – shows us that people want to be more engaged and involved in media and political processes.

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