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Changing Governments Through Data

by Founder at D8A, Appfrica on Jul 12, 2012

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To quote Jeff Hammerbacher, the best minds of our generation are thinking about how to make people click ads. In other words, web scale companies like Twitter, Facebook, Google, Tumblr etc. are ...

To quote Jeff Hammerbacher, the best minds of our generation are thinking about how to make people click ads. In other words, web scale companies like Twitter, Facebook, Google, Tumblr etc. are innovating in many areas but focused on their business models more than anything else. But that's okay, because the 'exhaust' of their innovations are indirectly having a tremendous impact on society.

This presentation delivered by Jon Gosier at Startup Fest in Montreal, Canada was about how data platforms are being used to solve difficult problems in society and improving the relationship between state and citizen.

Imagine if social movements of the past had access to tools like Neighborland, CrimeSpotting, Ushahidi, Flowminder, VibrantData.org, MetaLayer and others. Would social change have come faster, more peacefully, or been more volatile?

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