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If all you have is a Hammer, How Useful is Humanitarian Crowdsourcing?

article Distributed Knowledge
Summary Paul Currion performs a detailed deconstruction of crowdsourcing for development, using Ushahidi as an example to make his points.
Description In this article, Paul Currion looks at the potential for crowdsourcing data during large-scale humanitarian emergencies. Paul is an aid worker who has been working on the use of ICTs in large-scale emergencies for the last 10 years. By taking a close look at the data collected via Ushahidi in the wake of the Haiti earthquake, he concludes that crowdsourced data from affected communities may not be useful for supporting the response to a large-scale disaster.

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