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Disaster Relief 2.0: The Future of Information Sharing in Humanitarian Emergencies
document Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

The international humanitarian system was not tooled to handle these two new information fire hoses—one from the disaster-affected community and one from a mobilized swarm of global volunteers....

Archenette EvangelioApr 27, 2011 05:30 pm GMT3080 views
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Disaster Relief 2.0: The Future of Information Sharing in Humanitarian Emergencies
Social Media for Disaster Management: Interview with Captain Xenophon Gikas
document Distributed Knowledge

According to Captain Xenophon Gikas, Los Angles Fire Department, applying technology advances to public safety is very important. Government is here to provide public safety services. When a...

Harshida PatelOct 19, 2011 08:19 am GMT1457 views
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Social Media for Disaster Management: Interview with Captain Xenophon Gikas
DISASTER RELIEF THE FUTURE OF INFORMATION SHARING IN HUMANITARIAN EMERGENCIES 2.0
document Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation, Tools

United Nations Foundation & Vodafone Foundation Technology Partnership leverages mobile technology programs to support and strengthen UN global health and disaster relief work.Their core...

Sebastian BlancaOct 29, 2011 03:25 pm GMT2421 views
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DISASTER RELIEF THE FUTURE OF INFORMATION SHARING IN HUMANITARIAN EMERGENCIES 2.0
WeGoLook Crowdsourcing Platform Offering Nationwide Property Disaster Inspection Services
document Distributed Knowledge

Our Property Disaster Inspection Services include: • Verification of Property Address • Verification of the Current Condition of the Property • Photos of damaged areas, if applicable • Walk...

Samuel BennettFeb 07, 2012 11:15 am GMT1407 views
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WeGoLook Crowdsourcing Platform Offering Nationwide Property Disaster Inspection Services
How Civil Resistance Protests Improve Crowdsourced Disaster Response (and Vice Versa)
document Distributed Knowledge

The faster and more ably citizen volunteers can respond to“natural”disasters,the more backlash there may be against governments who are not seen to respond adequately to these disasters.Their...

Pablo BracciniAug 23, 2012 01:43 pm GMT746 views
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How Civil Resistance Protests Improve Crowdsourced Disaster Response (and Vice Versa)
The Helpers Of Crowdsourcing During Disasters
article Distributed Knowledge

After the earthquake that struck Japan in 2011, Google launched its People Finder website. The site served as a directory and message board, where people could look for separated loved ones, or...

Sebastian BlancaMay 30, 2013 05:49 am GMT884 views
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The Helpers Of Crowdsourcing During Disasters
Disaster Relief 2.0: The Future of Information-Sharing in Humanitarian Emergencies
document Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

The United Nations Foundation and Vodafone Foundation, in close coordination with the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), have commissioned a team of researchers at the...

Tim SatterthwaiteMar 29, 2011 01:31 am GMT2132 views
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Disaster Relief 2.0: The Future of Information-Sharing in Humanitarian Emergencies
An Inflatable Lantern For Disaster Relief, Powered By Crowdfunding
document Crowd Creativity, Tools

In between the projects touting accessories to high end electronics on crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and IndieGoGo, more and more breakout projects for good are starting to emerge on the...

Tonya Van Dijk Dec 02, 2011 01:19 am GMT1635 views
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An Inflatable Lantern For Disaster Relief, Powered By Crowdfunding
Virtual Communities Tap Satellite Technologies for Disaster Response
document Distributed Knowledge

“This report shows that crowdsource mapping and space technologies are natural partners,” said Dr. Michael Simpson, Executive Director of Secure World Foundation. “Our challenge going forward is...

Tim SatterthwaiteFeb 15, 2012 11:24 pm GMT1139 views
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Virtual Communities Tap Satellite Technologies for Disaster Response
The National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) and Facebook Sign Memorandum of Understanding to assist in communication and coordination.
document Distributed Knowledge, Tools

With this partnership, the resources of our nationwide membership will support the Disaster Relief on Facebook initiative to power sharing with friends to help individuals and communities prepare...

Harshida PatelMay 17, 2012 05:32 am GMT946 views
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The National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) and Facebook Sign Memorandum of Understanding to assist in communication and coordination.
Crowdsourcing Disaster Response in Iran: How Volunteers Bypassed the State
document Distributed Knowledge

Like their Egyptian counterparts who crowdsourced volunteer convoys into Libya last year, young Iranians also organized caravans to bring relief to victims of the earthquake in the north of the...

Pablo BracciniAug 22, 2012 12:13 pm GMT546 views
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Crowdsourcing Disaster Response in Iran: How Volunteers Bypassed the State
ioSafe turns to crowdfunding for disaster-proof private cloud project
article Crowdfunding

ioSafe is a respected name in storage, and one might think it should be able to invest its own capital in the new project. ioSafe founder Robb Moore explains on the Indiegogo page, “We've...

Luis Enrique MoralesSep 21, 2012 12:10 am GMT1287 views
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ioSafe turns to crowdfunding for disaster-proof private cloud project
Crowd Funding Platform Waives Fees to Facilitate Social Media-Fueled Disaster Relief Efforts
document Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding website - Crowdtilt, announced today that the company and its payment processor Balanced are waiving their fees to enable individuals and groups to band together to provide...

Tonya Van Dijk Nov 15, 2012 12:01 am GMT1331 views
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Crowd Funding Platform Waives Fees to Facilitate Social Media-Fueled Disaster Relief Efforts
Effective disaster response needs integrated messaging
article Distributed Knowledge

Different data collection strategies could apply. For instance, in some cases 'crowdsourcing' — getting distributed groups to contribute — may help get information from unreachable...

Harshida PatelNov 18, 2012 10:27 am GMT1740 views
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Effective disaster response needs integrated messaging
How To Make Crowdsourcing Disaster Relief Work Better
article Distributed Knowledge, Tools

In the wake of Sandy's destruction, digital volunteers mobilized again. From their homes and offices, using iPads and laptops, hundreds of volunteers crowd-sourced information and took on...

Jayne AnnNov 24, 2012 09:18 am GMT2238 views
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How To Make Crowdsourcing Disaster Relief Work Better
SMS SOS: Mobile phones in Pacific island disasters
article Distributed Knowledge

Critics of crowd sourced data are wary of the hyperbole. They are concerned about the confusion when trying to sort information from noise, the need for those coordinating relief efforts to have...

Claire MackayNov 26, 2012 07:52 am GMT908 views
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SMS SOS: Mobile phones in Pacific island disasters
Disaster-mapping project helps spread reports of the Czech floods
article Distributed Knowledge

Valuch notes that the conception of the map was not originally intended to be a humanitarian response site, but rather a tool for citizens to report specifics about the crisis. “The aim was to...

Jason RobbinsJun 14, 2013 09:49 am GMT1144 views
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Disaster-mapping project helps spread reports of the Czech floods
FEMA App Adds Crowdsourcing for Disaster Relief
article Tools

The crowdsourcing app's major new feature is called "Disaster Reporter," which allows users to submit disaster-related images to be publicly hosted on the FEMA website. User can...

Benjamin FosselJul 30, 2013 01:07 am GMT450 views
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FEMA App Adds Crowdsourcing for Disaster Relief
Crowdsourced Disaster Response Turns to Online Gamers
article Distributed Knowledge

"World of Warcraft" players could someday help disaster response efforts by tagging real-life images of a flooded town or exploring a virtual recreation of an earthquake-stricken city to...

Claire MackayAug 03, 2013 02:46 am GMT664 views
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Crowdsourced Disaster Response Turns to Online Gamers
Company using satellite of disaster areas to crowdsource help
article Tools

In the event of a devastating storm, having quick images of flooding and damage from DigitalGlobe's five high-powered satellites can better direct response and even track patterns of human...

Pablo BracciniSep 08, 2013 06:07 am GMT638 views
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Company using satellite of disaster areas to crowdsource help
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