Ordinary Russians are unofficially coordinating their efforts to aid the victims of a flash flood that swept through Russia's southern Krasnodar region over the weekend, killing 180 people and counting.
The Krymsk map is not the first time this crowdsourcing technology has been used in Russia and sites like StreetJournal.org launched in Perm already coordinate the efforts of individuals who are promoting a cause. The site has been used to stop illegal logging of forests, complain about broken lifts in apartment blocks, and calls for replacement of broken streetlights. Streetjournal.org has already spread to other major cities and highlights about 8,000 issues, of which more than a third have been solved since they were first posted.
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