Volunteerism For Solidarity Or Social Capital

Clay Shirky opens the evening on stage, explaining that Ushahidi is a system that shows a community what it already knows. What’s interesting about the volunteer effort that developed around in response to the recent earthquake in Haiti is that it soon became something entirely different. A few nights ago, I had the pleasure of … Continue reading


links for 2010-06-10

SMS Privacy Tips for Election Monitoring And More | Nathan and his Open Ideals (tags: sms mobile election elections security privacy monitoring) Tweaking: SMS violence reporting system in Benin | Wait… What? (tags: benin sms mobile violence conflict howto) Public Financing Supports Growth of Online Charter Schools | NYTimes (tags: education education20 california charterschools internet … Continue reading

Future Now: NYC’s Digital Storybook

[Originally posted on the Digital Democracy blog] What does real-time mapping with NYC school kids look like? On Saturday, Digital Democracy was invited to work with 120 young people from all 5 boroughs as part of the Department of Education’s “Future Now” program. Having gone through the system myself, I jumped at the chance to … Continue reading

links for 2010-06-01

Map Compare | Geofabrik Tools Juxtapose maps side by side (tags: maps googlemaps openstreetmap osm google tools map geography gis)