Trying to fight corruption alone together

How many times haven’t we worked all alone, together? I don’t know if the “alone, together” term is attributed to Sherry Turkle, but I know that it can apply to more things that we can imagine. For a collaborative paper that people write on Google docs without having never met, to Wikipedia and to online …

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Being alone together: Wikimarathons and LAN parties

Last year I took part in a Wikimarathon event at my workplace, the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma here in Helsinki. The idea of the event was to gather together people from the art world and also Wikimedia activists to produce content considering contemporary art and Kiasma into Wikipedia. The event was quite literally a …

When we became the most liveable city in the world

Today, when we were talking about being alone and together at the same time in media, it made me think of the change that our dear capital has faced during the past years. I would like to share some points why Helsinki is a great example of the fact that being home alone with our …

Ana Toledo – The Brazilian NINJAS

The Brazilian journalist collective “Mídia NINJA” (NINJA media) was founded in 2011. The word NINJA is here an acronym for “Narrativas Independentes, Jornalismo e Ação” (Independent narratives, journalism and action) and a play on the concept of the “ninja”. They have established themselves as an alternative media group since their founding, but rose to prominence …

Tytti Rintanen – Alone together at night

I have never truly been a great fan of gaming. I guess it’s because my parents never bought us Nintendo gadgets. But, some time ago I had a habit of lulling my brain into sleeping mode by playing a word game on my phone, before starting to sleep. This helped me to put behind the …

Mikaela Remes – Vegan January and other Facebook challenges

I didn’t have to look far to find a case of activism done “alone together”, since Vegan January (Vegaanihaaste) has kept me busy this month. There are several ‘lifestyle’ challenges on Facebook, where people are trying to make the world a better place by small experiments, such as trying out a vegan diet for 30 …

Beliebers no more …

People in the US want Justin Bieber deported so badly that they are getting their government involved. Within 72 hours, 100,000 signatures collected following the ‘We The People” petition. The petition was created by a 24-year old guy named Roger Skrzynski. In a statement he said the following: “I’m just listening on the radio about …

Yangjuan Hu – Alone Together

I love the word “alone together”. It seems like the answer I’ve looking forward for a long time. When our question today appeared on the slide, I found what I wrote for the first question might be a better answer to this one. It’s about a Chinese online movement to save the lost children, as …

María Hernández – helping the world with a simple click

Nowadays, thanks to the internet, there are many initiatives which allow us to participate in a project with people from all over the world. Due to all these initiatives we can create the illusion of being part of a group even if we are just clicking a button in our computer. One example of this …