Discusses a new Strata Gem that focuses on Usahidi and its tools such as SwiftRiver and CrowdMap. It also emphasizes Usahidi's new functions on citizen journalism and crisis management.
Usahidi is a software platform built to crowdsource information over multiple channels such as text messages, email and Twitter. Originally built in 2008 to map reports of post-election violence in Kenya, Usahidi has evolved into a non-profit company with a suite of tools that enables crowdsourced information aggregation, with applications ranging from citizen journalism and crisis management to the more commercial side of brand monitoring.
Founded in 2010, the industry website, Crowdsourcing.org, is a neutral organization dedicated solely
to crowdsourcing and crowdfunding. As one of the most influential and credible authorities in the crowdsourcing space,
Crowdsourcing.org is recognized worldwide for its intellectual capital, crowdsourcing and crowdfunding
practice expertise and unbiased thought leadership.