I’ve mentioned the work of Ushahidi in the past, specifically the work it did in raising and using local voices in Haiti to map incidents and data after the earthquake the country experienced in 2010.
The Ushahidi platform is a tool to easily crowdsource information using multiple channels, including SMS, email, Twitter and the web. It was initially developed to map reports of violence in Kenya after the post-election fallout at the beginning of 2008 and has been used since for many humanitarian and political crises, including Haiti. Watch this video for a little more background on Ushahidi’s origins:
Continue reading → Introducing SwiftRiver: adding context to content (and data)