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Twelfth Iterati by Ana Brandusescu
Twelfth Iterati by Ana Brandusescu
Twelfth Iterati by Ana Brandusescu
Twelfth Iterati by Ana Brandusescu
Twelfth Iterati by Ana Brandusescu
Twelfth Iterati by Ana Brandusescu
Twelfth Iterati by Ana Brandusescu
Twelfth Iterati by Ana Brandusescu
Twelfth Iterati by Ana Brandusescu
Twelfth Iterati by Ana Brandusescu
Twelfth Iterati by Ana Brandusescu
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Twelfth Iterati by Ana Brandusescu - “Crowdmap: Avoiding the Dead Ushahidi graveyard!”

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  • 5 essential lessons for managing responsible Crowdmap projects Cause over technology: just because we have all the technology to make it happen, it does not mean we should and it does not mean the outcome will be successful; we cannot purely rely on itConsistency (and if applicable, longevity): what kind of messages are included, which ones are excluded? Set up a routine of veryfying and approving messages.Flexibility & adaptabilityCostEmbrace uncertainty (what it means to depend on the ‘cloud’)Ex. Dead Ushahidi
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    • 1. Crowdmap: Avoiding the graveyard! 1Ana Brandusescu, MA candidate, Geography department, McGill University
    • 2. Objectives Ushahidi & Crowdmap: looking back What can you do with Crowdmap? How to run Crowdmap What is Dead Ushahidi? Advancing the Crowdmap page University Spaces & Espaces Lachine How to avoid Dead Ushahidi 2
    • 3. Ushahidi: then and now Ushahidi: server-based; Crowdmap: cloud-based Ushahidi was used to collect citizen reports on the post-election violence incidents in Kenya THE example used most often for crisis mapping Mapping natural disasters (e.g., Haiti earthquake, hurricane Sandy) 3 4
    • 4. Send messages via:1. SMS (mobile phone)2. Smartphone app (e.g., iPhone, android)3. Email4. Twitter5. Website (create a report)To aggregate and display your 5messages on an interactive map.
    • 5. Crowdmap: running the show Advertising component: flyers, posters, Twitter, Facebook page, emails Managing manual geo-coded messages How does Crowdmap become a part of your daily life? 6 How does Crowdmap become the new Facebook? Do we want it to become the new Facebook?
    • 6. What exactly is Dead Ushahidi? 7
    • 7. Advancing the Crowdmap page So you created a web page, now what? How do you recruit participants? What are people talking about? 8 How often are you receiving reports? 9
    • 8. University Spaces & Espaces Lachine 10 11 Pilot projects: university community, Lachine neighbourhood TCJL (Table de Concertation de Jeunesse de Lachine)MA thesis project supervisors:Prof Renee Sieber, McGill U. & Prof Sylvie Jochems, UQAM
    • 9. 5 essential lessons to avoid Dead Ushahidi1. Motivation: cause over technology2. Consistency (and if applicable, longevity)3. Flexibility & adaptability4. Attend to finances5. Embrace uncertainty! 13 Is crowdsourcing more than a 12 way to outsource free labor?
    • 10. So please don’t end up in the graveyard... 14
    • 11. Image bibliography[1] https://deadushahidi.crowdmap.com[2] http://static7.depositphotos.com/1007168/727/i/950/depositphotos_7277608- Outlined-Brain-Cartoon-Character-Giving-The-Thumbs-Up.jpg[3] http://blog.ushahidi.com/index.php/2010/02/19/taking-the-lead-ushahidi-haiti-tufts/[4] https://catskillshurricanesandy.crowdmap.com/[5] http://crlgrn.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/ushahidi-image.gif?w=720[6] http://crisismapper.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/deploying-ushahidi.jpg?w=640[7] https://deadushahidi.crowdmap.com[8] https://hurricanesandy.crowdmap.com/[9] https://hurricanesandy.crowdmap.com/[10] https://universityspaces.crowdmap.com/[11] https://espaceslachine.crowdmap.com/[12] http://thenextweb.com/apps/2010/08/09/ushahidi-brings-crisis-mapping-to-the- cloud-with-crowdmap/[13] http://lindaraftree.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/flsms-benin-001.jpg[14] https://deadushahidi.crowdmap.com

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