Many thanks to all iRevolution readers who have been following this blog, which turns four years old today. Thank you also for commenting, providing feedback, getting in touch and for sharing my writing! I have published over 500 blog posts to date and have relished the time and your input. To celebrate, I’ve listed below some of my favorite blog posts along with the most popular ones. Onwards!
Operation Vula: ICT versus Apartheid
GSM versus People Power in Africa
UN World Food Program to use UAVs
Intellipedia for Humanitarian Warning/Response?
Crimson Hexagon: Early Warning 2.0?
Tracking Genocide by Remote Sensing
Crisis Mapping Kenya’s Election Violence
Digital Resistance: Between Digital Activism & Civil Resistance
Project Cybersyn: Chile 2.0 in 1973
A Brief History of Crisis Mapping (Updated)
Threat and Risk Mapping Analysis in Sudan
Crisis Mapping and Agent Based Models
Folksomaps: Gold Standard for Community Mapping
How To Communicate Securely in Repressive Environments
What Does a Wasp Have To Do With Civil Resistance? Everything
US Calls for UN Aerial Surveillance to Detect Preparations for Attacks
Doctor Snow’s Health Map Propaganda
Promises and Pitfalls in the Spatial Prediction of Ethnic Violence
The Polymath Project & Crisis Mapping: Lessons in Collaborative Analysis
Why Dictators Love the Web or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Say So What?!
Digital Activism and the Puffy Clouds of Anecdote Heaven
The Starfish and the Spider: 8 Principles of Decentralization
Breaking News: Repressive States Use Technologies to Repress!
Haiti and the Power of Crowdsourcing
Using Massive Multiplayer Games to Turksource Crisis Information
Rethinking the UN’s Global Pulse
Wag the Dog, or How Falsifying Crowdsourced Data Can Be a Pain
Failing Gracefully in Complex Systems: A Note on Resilience
Crowdsourcing and the Veil of Ignorance: A Question of Morality?
How to Run a Successful Crowdsourcing Project
Demystifying Crowdsourcing: An Introduction to Non-Probability Sampling
On Technology and Learning, Or Why Wright Brothers Did Not Create the 747
Wanted: Hyper Local Disruption
The Crowd is Always There: A Marketplace for Crowdsourcing Crisis Response
Calling 911: What Humanitarians Can Learn from 50 Years of Crowdsourcing
How Crowdsourced Data Can Predict Crisis Impact
What is Crisis Mapping? An Update on the Field and Looking Ahead
Civil Resistance: Early Lessons Learned from Sudan’s #Jan30
Maps, Activism and Technology: Check-In’s with a Purpose
Using a Map to Bear Witness in Egypt #Jan25
How to Use Facebook if You Are a Repressive Regime
Civil Resistance Tactics Used in Egypt’s Revolution #Jan25
The Volunteers Behind the Libya Crisis Map: A True Story
Can Live Crisis Maps Help Prevent Mass Atrocities?
How To Use Technology To Counter Rumors During Crises
Mobile Banking and the Dictator’s Dilemma
Video: Changing the World, One Map at a Time
The Smart-Talk Trap in the Era of Social Media (and What to Do About It)
List of Completely Wrong Assumptions About Tech Use in Emerging Economies
On Tech and Building Resilient Societies to Mitigate the Impact of Disasters
Why Geo-Fencing Will Revolutionize Crisis Mapping
On Genghis Khan, Borneo and Galaxies
Crowdsourcing and Crisis Mapping World War I
How to Crowdsource Crisis Response
Theorizing Ushahidi: An Academic Treatise
Democratizing ICT for Development: DIY Innovation & Open Data
Crowdsourcing Satellite Imagery Analysis for UNHCR-Somalia
Do “Liberation Technologies” Change the Balance of Power Between Repressive Regimes and Civil Society?
Beyond the Dot: Building Visual DNA for Crisis Mapping
How to Verify Crowdsourced Information from Social Media
Crowdsourcing vs Putin: “Mapping Dots is a Disease on the Map of Russia”
Why Bounded Crowdsourcing is Important for Crisis Mapping and Beyond
Amplifying Somali Voices Using SMS and a Live Map: #SomaliaSpeaks
SMS for Violence Prevention: PeaceTXT International Launches in Kenya
What do Travel Guides and Nazi Germany have to do with Crisis Mapping and Security?
Google Inc + World Bank = Empowering Citizen Cartographers?
The Use of Drones for Nonviolent Civil Resistance
Mobile Technologies, Crisis Mapping & Disaster Response
Innovation and Counter-Innovation: Digital Resistance in Russia
Truthiness as Probability: Moving Beyond the True or False Dichotomy when Verifying Social Media
#UgandaSpeaks: Al-Jazeera uses Ushahidi to Amplify Local Voices in Response to #Kony2012
Twitter, Crises and Early Detection: Why “Small Data” Still Matters
Crisis Mapping Syria: Automated Data Mining & Crowdsourced Human Intel