‘Someone is wrong on the internet!’ Comment sections across social platforms online are littered with highly emotive statements ranging from the misinformed to pure opinionated ramblings. In these environments, is it possible to have an open dialogue?
This workshop aims to discuss how we interact online, and to explore the various types of discourse we see across the web. We want to analyse and discuss our individual approaches, and share what has worked (or failed miserably) ‘IRL’.
This workshop is for every online citizen who wonders how they can best engage with the denizens of the world wide web.
Fiona Apps is the community journalism manager at WikiTribune, and an administrator on the English Wikipedia. She has been dedicated to helping online collaborative platforms for over ten years in both a professional and personal capacity. She also gets blocked a lot on Twitter.
Linh Nguyen is a staff reporter and producer at WikiTribune.She covers mainly the intersection between politics and technology. She also reports on international affairs, social issues and culture.
Previously she was a freelance tech writer, writing for companies such as Tech City UK. Though based in London, she's worked in Asia and the U.S. Her background is in literature and philosophy.