Friday, May 1, 2009

TedTalks - Erik Hersman: How texting and GoogleMaps helped Kenyans survive crisis

About this talk

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.

About Erik Hersman

Blogger (AfriGadget, WhiteAfrican), geek and power networker Erik Hersman is a key member of the African blog revolution. As a builder of Ushahidi, he helps expand the power of everyday peopleā€¦

http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/523

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