Workshop: Flipping the response: What can self-organizing communities do for you during a crisis?

One of the workshops at our CIP Conference 2016 on 1 July 2016 at Antwerp Management School.

Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp and many other platforms have enabled citizens to connect, communicate and collaborate with each other in a previously unparalleled manner. Recent critical events, both natural and man-made have shown us that this is not limited to carpooling (Uber) and couch surfing (Airbnb). Today, in times of crisis, people reach back to these platforms for information, communication and even coordination: Facebook groups are formed by spontaneous volunteers to help, Twitter becomes an information exchange platform and Whatsapp becomes a viable alternative to connect and coordinate with others.

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Workshop: Self-correcting mechanisms of Twitter

One of the six workshops that are part of our CIP Conference 2015 on 3 July 2015 in the University of Amsterdam.

On January 29th 2015, a man wielding a fake gun has been arrested in a studio of Dutch news broadcaster NOS, causing the main evening bulletins to be cancelled. That evening, approximately 60.000 tweets have been posted online about the situation. Continue reading