Crowdsourcing Crisis Information

Posted: August 5th, 2009 | Author: Manuel Lima | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

Ushahidi, which means “testimony” in Swahili, is a platform that crowdsources crisis information, allowing anyone to submit their report through text messaging using a mobile phone, email or web form, and then visualize it on a map or a timeline. This free open-source project has been featured in MIT Technology Review and Forbes last year, but only now I’ve came across this inicitiave that certainly deserves all the support.