• A You Tube video
Disaster – BBC
– The Yes Men”
containing a clip
of the BBC News
broadcast of the
Yes Men’s settlement fund hoax.
Uploaded by razor-foundation.
I conducted a final study that
systematically investigated the
concept of curation and the diverse
set of curatorial activities it encompasses. This led to the development
of a theoretical model called socially
distributed curation that provides in-depth descriptions of how curation
encompasses a set of activities (e.g.,
collecting, categorizing, verifying,
synthesizing, exhibiting, guiding,
and maintaining) and how social
media features facilitate these curatorial activities in distributed ways.
What I have discovered are budding
examples of living heritage emerging in the social media landscape
that can provide inspirations for
how we design and use ICT to support heritage matters in new ways.
The Living Heritage of the
1984 Bhopal Disaster
The 1984 Bhopal gas leak is an
example of a disaster that already
has a rich living heritage in the
social media landscape. There are
more than 200 Facebook groups,
pages, and causes; more than 300
Flickr images; more than 1,000
Delicious bookmarks; more than
88,000 blog posts; and more than
600 You Tube videos pertaining to
the Bhopal disaster. There are also
more than 1,000 editors for the
“Bhopal disaster” Wikipedia article.
The heritage of the Bhopal disaster
is thriving as people share memo-
ries of what happened in 1984 and
updates on the impact of the Bhopal
disaster in the present day.