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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 GMT1562 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 GMT2776 views
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DISASTER RELIEF THE FUTURE OF INFORMATION SHARING IN HUMANITARIAN EMERGENCIES 2.0
Disaster Relief 2.0: The Future of Information Sharing in Humanitarian Emergencies
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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 GMT3226 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
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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 GMT1737 views
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An Inflatable Lantern For Disaster Relief, Powered By Crowdfunding
WeGoLook Crowdsourcing Platform Offering Nationwide Property Disaster Inspection Services
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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 GMT1480 views
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WeGoLook Crowdsourcing Platform Offering Nationwide Property Disaster Inspection Services
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 GMT612 views
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Crowdsourcing Disaster Response in Iran: How Volunteers Bypassed the State
How Civil Resistance Protests Improve Crowdsourced Disaster Response (and Vice Versa)
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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 GMT826 views
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How Civil Resistance Protests Improve Crowdsourced Disaster Response (and Vice Versa)
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 GMT1435 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 GMT1798 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 GMT2599 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 GMT976 views
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SMS SOS: Mobile phones in Pacific island disasters
The Helpers Of Crowdsourcing During Disasters
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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 GMT1015 views
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The Helpers Of Crowdsourcing During 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 GMT1409 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 GMT521 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 GMT733 views
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Crowdsourced Disaster Response Turns to Online Gamers
Navy Explores Potential of Social Media Crowdsourcing in Disaster Response
article Distributed Knowledge, Tools

“There isn’t a definitive crowdsourcing toolkit available yet, so as new uses and requirements develop based on past experiences, new custom crowdsourcing applications will need to be built,”...

Samuel BennettSep 10, 2013 09:13 am GMT878 views
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Navy Explores Potential of Social Media Crowdsourcing in Disaster Response
WeGoLook Selects Data Foundry's Texas 1 as Its Disaster Recovery Site
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"Our customers access our services via a secure Web portal, so we can't afford to have an IT related outage," said Benjamin Hudgens, CTO of WeGoLook. "When we started...

Fiona MaresMay 04, 2014 07:39 am GMT966 views
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WeGoLook Selects Data Foundry's Texas 1 as Its Disaster Recovery Site
How data does disasters
article Open Innovation

The nature of disasters -- natural and manmade -- is constantly evolving, and so is the ability to respond to them, as federal agencies and the private sector use technology, crowdsourcing and data...

Claire MackayJul 31, 2014 12:05 pm GMT308 views
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How data does disasters
Open data, crowdsourcing, and sharing economy tech take on new roles in disasters
article Distributed Knowledge

In a sign of the times, the categories in the program included the "sharing economy" and survivor support, crowdsourcing, open data, and public alerts. Behind the buzzwords, what matters...

Samuel BennettAug 09, 2014 01:05 pm GMT308 views
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Open data, crowdsourcing, and sharing economy tech take on new roles in disasters
Tweeting Mount Merapi: A New Kind of Disaster Response
document Distributed Knowledge

An Indonesian community near the erupting Mount Merapi volcano has been using Twitter to help manage a disaster response. The Twitter account is part of a broader information network that began...

Archenette EvangelioNov 28, 2010 06:49 pm GMT7261 views
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Tweeting Mount Merapi: A New Kind of Disaster Response
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