“How texting and GoogleMaps helped Kenyans survive crisis”

Posted: April 27, 2009 in Media & Communication, Talks
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“At TEDU 2009, Erik Hersman presents the remarkable story of Ushahidi, a GoogleMap mashup that allowed Kenyans to report and track violence via cell phone texts following the 2008 elections, and has evolved to continue saving lives in other countries.” – TED.com

This is a short 4 minute TED presentation that is pretty neat. What a great idea!

To get to know Erik a little more, here’s a link to his blog, White African


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