Researchers Orna Young and Jonny Byrne hosted a panel discussion in the University of Ulster this morning on Transformative Networks – Social Media, Politics and Protests.
A panel gave their thoughts and afterwards there was a discussion. In the first part you’ll hear Orna Young introduce the event, followed by Alan Meban and Dave Magee.
The second part covers Harriet Long, Brian J Spencer and Paul Reilly.
Quite a diverse set of views about how politics and protests have used (or failed to use) social media to their advantage. It’s late so I’ll not start to write about the content of what was said. Jamie Bryson was in the audience and I may return to some of his comments.
Paul Reilly has collated some of the online content from the event in Storify.
Photos by Brian O’Neill
Alan Meban. Tweets as @alaninbelfast. Blogs about cinema and theatre over at Alan in Belfast. A freelancer who writes about and reports from civic, academic and political events, reviews cultural performances, chairs discussions, and live-tweets, streams and records lectures and conferences. He delivers social media training, coaching and consultancy, produces podcasts, is a member of Ofcom’s Advisory Committee for Northern Ireland, FactCheckNI board member, and is a member of the Corrymeela Community.