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Posted by on Jun 10, 2010

Flip Cameras, GPI Community, and Plants New Wave (via JSTOR Plant Science )

We are experimenting a bit with having our community really be our community. We are giving these select partner institutions, institutions invested in the success of JPS as they have given us their content, Flip cameras to record what they do and how they do it. We let them tell their own stories and then put that content on our various social media channels. The idea is to have these social media channels be community regulated, community driven. I will report in on the progress, but here is the post explaining the project.

Instituto de Botánica Darwinion (SI), Buenos Aires, Argentina: A Global Plants Initiative Partner
The Background It is fairly easy with social media to get wrapped up in the novelty of the experience as opposed to the utility. One person or organization can run many different channels simultaneously and craft messages for each, identifying the general culture of participation and etiquette for each channel and each community. At the end of the day, commenting on the lives or actions of others (people or organizations) can be a passive activit … Read More


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