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Crowdsourcing Science from Hurricane Sandy
blog Crowd Creativity

If you're in the storm's way and have a secure place to stay, consider taking part in a citizen-science effort to collect rainwater samples from the storm. Run by waterisotopes.org,...

Fiona MaresOct 28, 2012 12:26 am GMT2184 views
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Crowdsourcing Science from Hurricane Sandy
7 Great Places Online To Track Hurricane Sandy
article Distributed Knowledge

The Android and iPhone phone app Livestream lets anyone post live video, and they’re starting to do so on a special Sandy site. CNET also has a nice list of other useful apps–especially useful if a...

Harshida PatelOct 30, 2012 04:48 am GMT1863 views
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7 Great Places Online To Track Hurricane Sandy
Media platform Chute creates Weatherchute to share first-hand after-effects of Hurricane Sandy
article Distributed Knowledge

This form of citizen journalism helps to give the world a better understanding of the impact that this devastating storm has had on communities. People won’t need to rely on just footage from...

Benjamin FosselOct 31, 2012 06:07 am GMT1683 views
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Media platform Chute creates Weatherchute to share first-hand after-effects of Hurricane Sandy
Instagram says Hurricane Sandy was the largest single photographed event with over 800k photos
article Crowd Creativity, Tools

Hurricane Sandy was the largest single event in the history of Instagram to be photographed and captured. This according to CEO Kevin Systrom, who told the crowd at GigaOm’s RoadMap conference...

Tim SatterthwaiteNov 06, 2012 07:24 am GMT2630 views
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Instagram says Hurricane Sandy was the largest single photographed event with over 800k photos
Hurricane Sandy's Social Media Clean-Up Efforts Help New York, New Jersey Recovery
article Distributed Knowledge, Tools

One start-up, Recovers.org, is already investing in the future of crowdsourced disaster-recovery. The platform operates as an enclosed, single-purpose social network and gives communities the...

Jayne AnnNov 21, 2012 05:14 am GMT2269 views
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Hurricane Sandy's Social Media Clean-Up Efforts Help New York, New Jersey Recovery
Hurricane Sandy's Rainfall Decoded Via CrowdSourcing
article Distributed Knowledge

A total of 685 rainfall samples were collected from more than 125 volunteers at sites from North Carolina to Indiana to New Brunswick, Canada. University of Utah professor Gabriel Bowen, a study...

Jayne AnnMar 12, 2014 06:32 am GMT845 views
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Hurricane Sandy's Rainfall Decoded Via CrowdSourcing
Citizen Journalism Needs a Dose of Journalistic Ethics After Sandy
article Distributed Knowledge

Journalists should not be nice; the truth is not served by politeness. Citizen journalists need to get off Twitter for five minutes, make phone calls, and start investigating. As a citizen...

Samuel BennettNov 07, 2012 01:02 pm GMT2916 views
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Citizen Journalism Needs a Dose of Journalistic Ethics After Sandy
Hurricane Sandy Google Crisis Map Combines Official and Crowdsourced Info
Distributed Knowledge

Google's non-profit arm has operated a Crisis Response site and map for some years now, and it's swung into action again with a specific map that puts a whole lot of valuable Hurricane Sandy storm data in one place.

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Eric MackOct 29, 2012 01:43 pm GMT21705 views
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Hurricane Sandy: Red Cross, Other Relief Organizations Expand Reach Through Social Media
article 

Robert Wolfe, co-founder of the crowd-funding social platform, Crowdrise, said social media can be a double-edged sword in disasters. On one hand, he said, the best way to raise money for a cause...

Claire MackayOct 30, 2012 10:48 pm GMT1906 views
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Hurricane Sandy: Red Cross, Other Relief Organizations Expand Reach Through Social Media
Where You (and Anyone Else) Can Help FEMA with Hurricane Sandy Recovery
Cloud Labor, Tools

Patrick Meier shares a colleague's effort to get the crowd involved in tagging and mapping aerial imagery of the areas affected by Hurricane Sandy, with the goal of more effectively directing FEMA resources in the recovery effort.

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Crowdsourcing.orgNov 06, 2012 12:19 pm GMT5516 views
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Airbnb Partners With NYC.gov To Provide Free Housing For Hurricane Sandy Victims
article 

The partnership comes as crowdsourcing-site-Airbnb has sought to reach a peace with regulators and local governments over the ability of hosts to rent out apartments to guests. It also happens...

Sebastian BlancaNov 07, 2012 11:09 pm GMT1839 views
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Airbnb Partners With NYC.gov To Provide Free Housing For Hurricane Sandy Victims
Tumblr, Humans of New York Crowdfund Hurricane Sandy Relief Effort
Crowdfunding

Taking advantage of Indiegogo's decision to waive fees on all non-profit campaigns dedicated to Hurricane Sandy rebuilding efforts, the Humans of New York and Tumblr are asking for $100,000 to donate to the Stephen Stiller Tunnel to Towers Foundation. At the time of this writing, the campaign is only several thousand dollars shy of its goal.

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Anton RootNov 12, 2012 07:34 pm GMT4315 views
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New Jersey Expats Across U.S. Launch "A Very Jersey Xmas" Campaign for Hurricane Sandy Relief
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With thousands of Hurricane Sandy victims facing a less-than-bright holiday season, New Jersey expats around the U.S. are banding together to launch a nationwide "Very Jersey Xmas"...

Pablo BracciniNov 28, 2012 11:11 am GMT1582 views
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New Jersey Expats Across U.S. Launch
Open Government Initiatives Helped New Yorkers Stay Connected During Hurricane Sandy
article 

To ensure wide public access to this information, the city’s IT department immediately published the data to the city’s Open Data portal, enabling developers and designers to create emergency...

Luis Enrique MoralesJan 13, 2013 12:00 am GMT1659 views
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Open Government Initiatives Helped New Yorkers Stay Connected During Hurricane Sandy
Farmville-like game raises money for Hurricane Sandy victims
article 

Developed by creative agency Mother and digital media firm Casserole, Repair the Rockaways is an online platform styled similarly to Zynga’s famous Farmville game. Rather than attempting to build...

Adam FrazerJun 13, 2013 04:34 am GMT1224 views
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 Farmville-like game raises money for Hurricane Sandy victims
Architects, engineers compete to save the New York coastline
article Open Innovation

He and Donovan collaborated to create Rebuild by Design, a competition that challenged designers to collaborate with communities hit by Hurricane Sandy to develop innovative ideas to protect the...

Jason RobbinsJun 19, 2014 01:11 pm GMT700 views
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Architects, engineers compete to save the New York coastline
Crowdfunding Hurricane Sandy Recovery
Crowdfunding

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, which killed at least 82 across North America and left millions without power, several crowdfunding sites are waiving their default operating fees to help individuals and businesses rebuild and return to normalcy.

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Eric BlattbergNov 01, 2012 06:18 pm GMT5235 views
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Long Islanders Use Facebook, Google Docs to Find Loved Ones Post-Sandy
article Crowdfunding

Whether looking for a skillful barber or a top mobile app, crowdsourcing has become a staple of information gathering in the digital age. So, it’s no surprise that Long Island communities, greatly...

Samuel BennettNov 02, 2012 01:10 pm GMT1439 views
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Long Islanders Use Facebook, Google Docs to Find Loved Ones Post-Sandy
Crowdfunding to the Rescue Following Superstorm Sandy
article Crowdfunding

GoFundMe CEO Brad Damphousse says, “ We built GoFundMe to be the place where family, friends and communities come together and support one another when they need it most. Americans know that real...

Tim SatterthwaiteNov 03, 2012 01:47 am GMT1410 views
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Crowdfunding to the Rescue Following Superstorm Sandy
How Waze’s crowd-sourced data helped FEMA deliver the gas after Sandy
article Distributed Knowledge

Close to 30 million mobile app users turn to Waze to tap its crowd-sourced data for car directions. The Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) and the White House saw an opportunity to use...

Jayne AnnNov 07, 2012 12:48 pm GMT1588 views
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 How Waze’s crowd-sourced data helped FEMA deliver the gas after Sandy
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