25 October 2010

Always the Last to Know: Ushahidi

Ushahidi, which means "testimony" in Swahili , is an open source platform that can be used by anyone on the fly to collect and report on information.  It's generally used to help track what's happening in humanitarian crises.

They actually have a white paper that explains it far better than I just did, but how cool is this?

For more on Ushahidi, check out the profile of inventor David Kobia in Technology Review.  

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