Two new publications that may be of interest to iRevolution readers:
MIT’s Journal, Innovations: Technology, Governance, Globalization just released a special edition focused on Haiti which includes lead articles by President Bill Clinton and Digicel’s CEO Denis O’Brien. My colleague Ida Norheim-Hagtun and I were invited to contribute the following piece: Crowdsourcing for Crisis Mapping in Haiti. The edition also includes articles by Mark Summer from Inveneo and my colleague Josh Nesbit from Medic:Mobile.
The SAIS Review of International Affairs recently published a special edition on the cyber challenge threats and opportunities in a networked world, which includes an opening article on Internet Freedom by Alec Ross. My colleague Robert Munro and I were invited to submit write the following piece: The Unprecedented Role of SMS in Disaster Response, which focuses specifically on Haiti. Colleagues from Havard University’s Berkman Center also had a piece on Political Change in the Digital Age, which I reviewed here.
Please feel free to get in touch if you’d like copies of the articles on Haiti. In the meantime, here is a must-read for everyone working in Haiti: “Foreign Friends, Leave January 12th to Haitians.”
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Is there a freely available version online anywhere?
not that i know of
I would appreciate a copy of your article Crowdsourcing for Crisis Mapping in Haiti. I am co-founder of betterpace.org, a Berlin based marketplace for social initiatives and recently founded the betterplace lab, a think and do tank devoted to the role of digital media for the social sector. Your work is relevant, not only because we are piloting a number of beneficiary feedback projects via SMS (for ex.: http://www.betterplace-lab.org/research/stakeholder-feedback ), but also compiling a trend report digital/social for the German social sector in which we will discuss crowdsourcing of data in the aid industry. Thanks! Joana
Hi Joana, thanks for your comment, just emailed you a copy. Cheers!
Hi Patrick! I’d also like to have copy of “Crowdsourcing for Crisis Mapping in Haiti”. Can you please send me a PDF? Thanks! My best /Isaac
It would be super intresting to have the pdf you have mentioned, could you send it to me too?!?!
a think and do tank devoted to the role of digital media for the social sector
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