Citizen journalism and social media at 6 Billion Ways

During 6 Billion Ways our group of citizen journalists will be using social media tools – blogging, photography and video production – to report for the 6billionways.org.uk website. The idea is to produce interesting content that people who can’t attend the event can engage with, create a permanent record of everything that went on and build a space where people can engage with each other beyond the day.

We’re going to set up a media centre with laptops and internet connection where people can upload their videos and photographs, provide training in blogging and social reporting and stream the sessions in the Amnesty building live on the internet. We’ll also be interviewing speakers, delegates and panelists, writing blog posts and uploading photographs and videos to the website.

Join the team!

We’d like to involve as many people as possible, so please bring your laptop, still camera or flipcam and come find us at the media centre, which will be in the bar area. Once there we will set you up with login details to the site. Alternatively, email me beforehand on pontus.westerberg@wdm.org.uk to get involved. If you don’t want to add content directly to the 6 Billion Ways website you can upload photos to flickr, videos to Youtube or Vimeo and bookmark blog posts in Delicious. Tag them 6billionways and they will appear on the site.

Are you going to be blogging from 6 Billion Ways?

If you are going to blogging from 6 Billion Ways, we’d love to hear from you. Tweet us with a link to your blog or website at @6billionways or stop by the media centre on the day. We’d love to cross-post your content on the 6 Billion Ways site and link to you.

Are you going to be tweeting from 6 Billion Ways?

If you are going to be tweeting, please use the hashtag #6billionways and follow @6billionways for updates throughout the day.

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