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Ushahidi
May 12, 2013 Bryce S1
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It's Swahili for witness or testimony and the organization uses the concept of crowdsourcing for social activism and public accountability, serving as an initial model for what has been coined as 'activist mapping' - the combination of social activism, citizen journalism and geospatial information. Ushahidi offers products that enable local observers to submit reports using their mobile phones or the internet, while simultaneously creating a temporal and geospatial archive of events.

Basically if there is an event that requires first responders on a large scale people can tweet/facebook/text/email/text their needs to the server and trained people determine who is most at need for aid and supplies. Was also used during the Hatian Earthquakes.


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