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Convening Community through Stories">Convening Community through Stories

OSM 2008: A Year of Edits">OSM 2008: A Year of Edits

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Sharing data to improve social business">Sharing data to improve social business

I’ve recently started following the database technology called FluidINFO.
FluidINFO is an openly writeable shared database.

Data can be dynamically organised, shared, combined, augmented and searched.

FluidINFO is conceptually simple:

Objects represent things
Tags describe data related to an object (and can optionally have a value)
Namespaces organise related tags
Permissions control who can act on what namespace, tag or value

This makes [...]

How texting and GoogleMaps helped Kenyans survive crisis: Erik Hersman on TED.com">How texting and GoogleMaps helped Kenyans survive crisis: Erik Hersman on TED.com

‘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 during the crucial first three hours of any crisis.’ – TED Talks