Learning From Japan’s Disaster

Originally published on Huffington Post During the 2007 Virginia Tech campus shooting, students and witnesses desperately tried to send text messages to 911. Local dispatchers never received them because their systems only take voice calls. As technology rapidly changes, what lessons can be learned from tragic situations like the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan, … Continue reading

Open UN: The Evolution of the Crowd panel

UN Global Pulse hosted a number of events during New York Social Media Week. I was glad to contribute on the Open UN: The Evolution of the Crowd panel along with: Ivan Sigal, Executive Director, Global Voices Nadim Mahmoud, Research Director, Co-founder, Medic Mobile Shaun Abrahamson, Founder, Colaboratorie Mutopo Soraya Darabi, Co-founder, Foodspotting and Digital … Continue reading