Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Sign in

From the Net to Your Neighborhood: Using the Web to Connect Your Community and Encourage Civic Engagement

Recorded by Cambridge Community Television...

NeighborMedia Presents: From the Net to Your Neighborhood Panel Discussion

Whether you want to raise awareness about an important local issue or gather people for a community event, you can make use of web tools that are inexpensive and often easy to use, to organize those in your community. We’ll cover strategic uses of blogging, web video, social networking, web sites, and more. Come learn how six Cambridge individuals have used these tools for positive change in their communities and organizations, and how you can too!

Panelists Include:

  • Moderator: Chris Csikszentmihályi, Director of MIT’s Center for Future Civic Media
  • Garrett Anderson, Cambridge Energy Alliance, Director of Efficiency Projects & Energy Advisor, on CEA's use of Twitter and other social networking tools
  • Toni Bee, Area 4 correspondent for NeighborMedia, presents "Digital without a Dime," discussing options for inexpensive web tools
  • D.C. Denison, Boston Globe technology writer and Porter Square Neighborhood Association webmaster, on creating an effective community/neighborhood website
  • Anita Harris, Author of the New Cambridge Observer blog, President of the Harris Communications Group, and former PBS journalist on how to write a successful blog and encourage people to engage with it
  • Mark Jaquith, East Cambridge correspondent for NeighborMedia, on how NeighborMedia has helped him further the mission of Cambridge causes, organizations, and projects
  • Karin Koch, NeighborMedia correspondent and host of Vida Latina, on her integration of blogging, video, and social networking for the Latino community in Cambridge

Comments (0)

It looks like no one has posted a comment yet. You can be the first!

You need to log in, in order to post comments.

MIT Center for Civic Media

MIT Center for Civic Media

Category: Education | Updated over 6 years ago

April 22, 2010 12:00
All Rights Reserved (What is this?)
Additional Files

50759 times

More from MIT Center for Civic Media

Collaboration contest, at the Future of News and Civic Media conference

Collaboration contest, at the Futur...

Added over 7 years ago | 01:42:21 | 36322 views

Communications Forum: Civics in Difficult Places

Communications Forum: Civics in Dif...

Added over 6 years ago | 02:01:00 | 20527 views

Rick Borovoy unveils first sign, outside MassArt

Rick Borovoy unveils first LostInBo...

Added almost 7 years ago | 00:09:18 | 29074 views

Government Transparency and Collaborative Journalism

Government Transparency and Collabo...

Added over 6 years ago | 01:54:00 | 11780 views

Announcement of 2009 Knight News Challenge Winners

Announcement of 2009 Knight News Ch...

Added over 7 years ago | 00:56:16 | 25177 views

Plenary: "News, Nerds and Nabes": How Will Future Americans Learn About the Local?

Plenary: "News, Nerds and Nabes": H...

Added over 7 years ago | 01:42:50 | 29770 views