Upload

Loading icon Loading...

This video is unavailable.

Ushahidi leads way to crisis news curation systems

Sign in to YouTube

Sign in with your Google Account (YouTube, Google+, Gmail, Orkut, Picasa, or Chrome) to like Robert Scoble's video.

Sign in to YouTube

Sign in with your Google Account (YouTube, Google+, Gmail, Orkut, Picasa, or Chrome) to dislike Robert Scoble's video.

Sign in to YouTube

Sign in with your Google Account (YouTube, Google+, Gmail, Orkut, Picasa, or Chrome) to add Robert Scoble's video to your playlist.

Uploaded on Mar 31, 2010

Hours after the Haiti earthquake happened Patrick Meier and a group of friends developed http://www.ushahidi.com/ to help people and organizations to figure out where to send resources in Haiti. They crowd-sourced information about where problem areas were using real time tools like cell phone texts, tweets, Facebook pages' messages, blogs, and news reports and mapped those. It built a system that pinpointed where rescue workers and relief organizations should send their resources to do the most good. But it also led to something else: a new kind of real-time curation system. I talk with Patrick at the Where 2.0 conference about these systems and what he's learned about crisis mapping and real time news.

Loading icon Loading...

Loading icon Loading...

Loading icon Loading...

The interactive transcript could not be loaded.

Loading icon Loading...

Loading icon Loading...

Ratings have been disabled for this video.
Rating is available when the video has been rented.
This feature is not available right now. Please try again later.

Loading icon Loading...

Loading...
Working...
to add this to Watch Later

Add to