Presentation on theme: "Aspies and the Social Media A presentation by Gabrielle Hogg and Leith McMurray."— Presentation transcript:
Aspies and the Social Media A presentation by Gabrielle Hogg and Leith McMurray
Interpersonal Communication: asynchronous v. synchronous Asynchronous Synchronous Letters, written notes and memos face-to-face conversations Voicemail messages telephone or cell-phone conversations Email video conferencing Online forums, groups, instant messaging discussion boards Skype Facebook status updates, Facebook chat comments, email Twitter posts Blog posts and responses
Different uses for Facebook Communication Information- serious or light Friendship Sharing photos and images which may or may not “resonate” with the recipients Providing a place to “rally the troops” and promote a unity of purpose
“Special purpose pages” e.g. “The Mosh Pit” for younger Aspies who get a bit annoyed with the older ones- and one for the older ones, which is another closed group. “Justice for Ari Smith-Voorkamp”, wherein we gathered support for a young aspie treated badly by Police during the Christchurch earthquakes Many Asperger pages, usually closed groups, but some, e.g. Asperger Syndrome New Zealand as a substitute for a hacked webpage.
Facebook pages and websites Asperger’s Syndrome New Zealand Aspiehelp Aspergers amongst Aspergers International Asperadults Autism in New Zealand www.aspiehelp.com
Other uses of the Internet: Online fora, e.g. the Global and Regional Asperger Syndrome Partnership (G.R.A.S.P)- has a big selection of fora for special interest groups, e.g. the Women’s forum, which provides information on AS, support, advice and encouragement for late-diagnosed women. These use email so are not in “real time”.
Acknowledgements: “Friending: real relationships in a virtual world” By Lynne M. Baab IVP 2011 Penni (New Zealand) The NZ Aspie Community And some Australians as well!