The future of Crisis Information Management: Some drivers

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The future of Crisis Information Management: Some drivers

  1. 1. Small ideas Sanjana Hattotuwa TED Fellow
  2. 2. Focus on process, not just spikesNarrow band over time adds richness, full spectrum adds context Local language(s) Culture Local actors Diaspora Hagiography and myth Identity and power Partisan politics Regional power blocs Inequity Demographics (Youth) Civic media Verbal storytelling
  3. 3. filter bubbles• "A Squirrel Dying In Your Front Yard May Be More Relevant To Your Interests Right Now Than People Dying In Africa", Mark Zuckerberg, creator of Facebook• Human gatekeepers being replaced by algorithmic gatekeepers. http://www.ted.com/talks/eli_pariser_beware_online_filter_bubbles.html• A new, pervasive, almost invisible, systemic filtering?
  4. 4. filtering to counter filter bubbles• Ushahidi SwiftRiver | http://ushahidi.com/products/swiftriver-platform SwiftRiver is a platform that helps people make sense of a lot of information in a short amount of time. In practice, SwiftRiver enables the filtering and verification of real-time data from channels like Twitter, SMS, Email and RSS feeds. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tb0Gs7vtrgk
  5. 5. open data
  6. 6. open data
  7. 7. open data in government
  8. 8. open data in government
  9. 9. open data by NGOs
  10. 10. open data on NGOs
  11. 11. CiM drivers from other domains• Music industry (pattern based search, e.g. Pandora’s technical + human indexing), social networking (group collaboration,e.g. LinkedIn, Facebook), social networking search (e.g. Grepling), mobile phone apps (e.g. Guardly), marketing engines (e.g. adaptive persuasion profiling), digital forensics (e.g. hyperspectral imaging with UAVs), ground truth profiling (e.g. UNOSAT images on Sri Lanka) many sourcing for situational awareness (e.g. Microsoft Photosynth), Open Data Initiatives (e.g. British, US govt’s, World Bank), visualisation (e.g. Infomous)
  12. 12. Thank yousanjanahattotuwa@ict4peace.org

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