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Ushahidi Racking up Downloads, Available in New Languages by Juliana Rotich ( Bio ), July 12, 2010
20 July 2010 Last updated at 04:54 ET By Jonathan Fildes Technology reporter, BBC News SwiftRiver attempts to siphon off useful information from the web In 2009, a series of deadly riots swept through the Ugandan capital of Kampala.
On August 30th we’ll release the first public beta of the SwiftRiver platform, an open source toolkit of semantic web technologies.
Anyone who has tried to track dozens of Twitter streams, hundreds of Facebook updates or thousands of blog posts simultaneously knows that the social web can be an intimidating — and never-ending — ocean of information, one that constantly threatens to swamp us.
Valuch admitted the process wasn’t perfect; but it showcases some of the techniques that can be used in crowdsourced verification.
New app puts the power of VolunteerMatch.org into your pocket and demonstrates the potential of pro bono collaboration. SAN FRANCISCO, Mar. 15 /CSRwire/ - VolunteerMatch, the popular volunteer service, this week announced the availability of its first full-featured application for smart phone users, VolunteerMatch for iPhone.
This past Wednesday I had the honor of speaking on mobile volunteerism at Mobile Tech Training during Net Change Week in Toronto.
Since its launch in early 2008, the crowdsourced mapping platform Ushahidi has been used to monitor elections in Burundi, to track violence in Pakistan, to coordinate aid in Haiti. Its platform has been downloaded nearly 4,000 times ; its mobile platform, more than 3,700 .