Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Ushahidi; keep track of your ICA progress!

Ushahidi is another free software program for keeping track of a collective action.  "The platform allows reports from cell phones and Web-connected devices to be collected and displayed on Web-based maps.  Now Ushahidi is adding a concept borrowed from location-based social networking, as well as layers of private access—functionality that could make the service more efficient and useful in politically charged circumstances. It could allow groups like aid workers or election monitors to keep track of one another, note their progress in deploying resources, or enter notes that can be formalized later, without making that information public."

I could see this being used at a large protest to see where people are, what are any hot spots that need attention, etc.  Great stuff.

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