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Taiwanese Students Use Personal Seismic Sensors to Monitor Earthquakes
document Distributed Knowledge

Pocket-sized MEMS sensors are being mounted to the floors of classrooms and students’ homes, where they connect to an open-source citizen science platform so scientists can analyze the Earth’s...

Tonya Van Dijk Mar 27, 2012 06:02 am GMT1296 views
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Taiwanese Students Use Personal Seismic Sensors to Monitor Earthquakes
Nepal Earthquake Triggers Wave of Crowdfunding Relief
article Crowdfunding

Following Nepal’s deadliest natural disaster in over 80 years crowdfunding websites have quickly utilised to direct aid to those in need. The 7.8 magnitude earthquake ripped through the country,...

Crowdfund VibeMay 06, 2015 07:55 am GMT785 views
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Nepal Earthquake Triggers Wave of Crowdfunding Relief
East Coasters Turn to Twitter During Virginia Earthquake
document 

It’s not yet clear how far the earthquake spread, although an early user-generated map gives an idea of where it has been felt. On Twitter, witnesses are saying that tremors have occured as far...

Benjamin FosselAug 23, 2011 09:00 pm GMT2733 views
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East Coasters Turn to Twitter During Virginia Earthquake
Mapping Japan Earthquake Debris and other Crowdsourcing GIS News
document Distributed Knowledge

Now, The Province is offering an interactive map on its web-site where readers can post the sites where they find Japanese debris. Simply log on to theprovince.com/debris and follow the instructions.

Samuel BennettJan 09, 2012 12:49 pm GMT2430 views
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Mapping Japan Earthquake Debris and other Crowdsourcing GIS News
The Tech Used to Help in Haiti's Earthquake Recovery
document Distributed Knowledge

What the crisis in Haiti showed was that the tools they'd played with could be used to do real work in the world. SMS wasn't just for telling people about parties; it could be used to let...

Samuel BennettJan 13, 2012 12:14 pm GMT1202 views
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The Tech Used to Help in Haiti's Earthquake Recovery
Scientists turning to crowdsourcing to gather more information about earthquakes
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Earthquakes are a collective experience. Citizens have long participated in earthquake science through the reporting, collection, and analysis of individual experiences. The value of...

Samuel BennettJan 21, 2012 01:37 am GMT1536 views
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Scientists turning to crowdsourcing to gather more information about earthquakes
How Facebook and Twitter Help Sound the Official Earthquake Alarm
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Scott Horvatt and the USGS start crowdsourcing and responding to followers’ questions. They send out a “Did You Feel It?” message with a link to a form that collects first-hand reports of major...

Jason RobbinsFeb 21, 2012 12:35 pm GMT1449 views
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How Facebook and Twitter Help Sound the Official Earthquake Alarm
“Japan in a Day” marks one year since earthquake
document Crowd Creativity

"Japan in a Day" is a collaboration of Japan’s Fuji Television Network and Ridley Scott’s production company Scott Free Productions. It is intended to follow Scott’s previous crowdsourced...

Sebastian BlancaMar 12, 2012 09:28 am GMT1681 views
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“Japan in a Day” marks one year since earthquake
Who cares if Twitter mentioned the earthquake first?
document Distributed Knowledge

It seems the same people on Twitter who bemoan the falling standards of mainstream media reporting are the ones who want the media to completely throw aside the idea of reporting and simple shout...

Jayne AnnJun 25, 2012 08:29 am GMT988 views
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Who cares if Twitter mentioned the earthquake first?
Report Looks At Successful Government Crowdsourcing Efforts For Earthquake Monitoring
article Distributed Knowledge

The new report, Transforming Earthquake Detection and Science Through Citizen Seismology, also looks at how future efforts could be improved. Successful crowdsourcing projects at the federal...

Samuel BennettJul 11, 2013 06:51 am GMT1116 views
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Report Looks At Successful Government Crowdsourcing Efforts For Earthquake Monitoring
Your smartphone could be key to detecting earthquakes early
article Tools

"The use of mobile phone fleets as a distributed sensor network — and the statistical insight that many imprecise instruments can contribute to the creation of more precise measurements —...

Benjamin FosselApr 11, 2015 02:36 am GMT685 views
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Your smartphone could be key to detecting earthquakes early
Smartphones and Twitter becoming next-generation earthquake detectors
article Distributed Knowledge, Tools

“Crowd-sourced data are less precise, but for larger earthquakes that cause large shifts in the ground surface, they contain enough information to detect that an earthquake has occurred,...

Samuel BennettApr 24, 2015 02:15 am GMT598 views
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Smartphones and Twitter becoming next-generation earthquake detectors
Earthquake in Japan: Who to Call for Information on Relatives in Japan
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Google has also created a crisis response page which collects emergency information numbers in Japan and has a crowdsourced “person finder” feature.

Adam FrazerMar 12, 2011 09:01 am GMT3552 views
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Earthquake in Japan: Who to Call for Information on Relatives in Japan
Japan Earthquake Response
document 

As an initial step, in an effort to raise global awareness and help prevent future loss of lives, The Global Innovation Commons are making available a list of all patent disclosures and open source...

Tonya Van Dijk Mar 20, 2011 08:31 pm GMT2367 views
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 Japan Earthquake Response
Turkey earthquake: Twitter plea for help gets 17,000 responses
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At the heart of these efforts was Erhan Çelik, a journalist for Turkey's Kanal 7 TV station. Around five hours after the quake struck in Van province, as it become clear that many thousands...

Benjamin FosselOct 24, 2011 12:48 pm GMT2627 views
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Turkey earthquake: Twitter plea for help gets 17,000 responses
Tweets mentioning "earthquake" immediately following Virginia earthquake on 08/23/2011
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A heat map of the frequency of tweets mentioning the word "earthquake" in the 5 minutes after the Virginia earthquake on 08/23/2011. The locations are self-reported by Twitter users and...

Archenette EvangelioJan 21, 2012 08:42 pm GMT1036 views
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Video: Surfers, Fishermen and Radiation in Post Earthquake Japan
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Updates on how crowdfunding efforts are coming along and new releases are available at the projects Facebook page We Are All Radioactive. Videos and the website are in both Japanese and English,...

Samuel BennettMar 20, 2012 03:21 am GMT1519 views
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Video: Surfers, Fishermen and Radiation in Post Earthquake Japan
We Are All Radioactive - official teaser
video Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

Through crowdsourcing platform IndieGoGo, We Are All Radioactive is raising funds to release the different episodes of their web series progressively: as soon as they get enough money for one...

Samuel BennettMar 20, 2012 05:29 am GMT1449 views
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We Are All Radioactive - official teaser
NetQuakes: Monitoring Earthquakes with Help from the Crowd
Distributed Knowledge

Earthquake monitoring and analysis have come a long way in the last few years. In 2009, the USGS and the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network (PNSN) launched NetQuakes, distributing seismometers to volunteers in order to improve post-quake analysis.

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Eric BlattbergAug 27, 2012 09:32 pm GMT15303 views
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In Italy, Online Tool Monitors Aid Money Post-Earthquake
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While L'Aquila citizens are still suffering from the loss of a beloved one or their home, they also feel betrayed by the institutions that promised a fast reconstruction process.That is why...

Tonya Van Dijk Sep 15, 2013 11:05 am GMT1688 views
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In Italy, Online Tool Monitors Aid Money Post-Earthquake
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