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“If all You Have is a Hammer” - How Useful is Humanitarian Crowdsourcing?

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Summary In this article, guest contributor Paul Currion looks at the potential for crowdsourcing data during large-scale humanitarian emergencies, as part of MobileActive.org's "Deconstructing Mobile" series.He asks whether crowdsourcing adds significant value to responding to humanitarian emergencies, arguing that merely increasing the quantity of information in the wake of a large-scale emergency may be counterproductive. Instead, the humanitarian community needs clearly defined information that can help in making critical decisions in mounting their programmes in order to save lives and restore livelihoods.
Description By taking a close look at the data collected via Ushahidi in the wake of the Haiti earthquake, guest contributor Paul Currion concludes that crowdsourced data from affected communities may not be useful for supporting the response to a large-scale disaster.

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