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Early Warning Systems – Larry Brilliant

A thread over at the neXtPrize blog got me thinking about Early Warning systems–how mobile technologies like SMS can allow Twitter-like real-time monitoring of data for the purpose of discovering emerging disasters. Pragzz pointed me to a couple of non-profs that are already supporting this. Ushahadi (Swahili for ‘testimony’) is an Open Source platform that […]

Google Mapping Public Transit (And Giving Directions!)

From WorldChanging.com this article was written by Jeremy Faludi in June 2007. We’re republishing it here as part of our month-long editorial retrospective. Google Transit was already the best thing that ever happened to online public transit trip planning, and now it’s grown to a whole new level. Even better, it’s starting to be incorporated […]

MAPLight.org $$$>Legislators>How They Voted

From WorldChanging.com This article was written by Micki Krimmel in June 2007. We’re republishing it here as part of our month-long editorial retrospective. I first learned about MAPLight.org at the recent NetSquared Conference. As I wrote last week, the conference attendees chose MAPLight as the winner of the first prize NetSquared Innovation Award. In a […]

Attention Economy – Google Insights For Search

This from Berkman Center For Internet & Society New Media analyst, Hal Roberts. Fascinating blog post on using Google’s new Insights For Search tool to extract, well… insights. Digital Cameras v. Nigeria One of my guiding theories of the modern media / advertising landscape is that the extensive real time surveillance of consumers by online […]

The Future of Search? TrueKnowledge.com

Makes Google look like… ‘So 90’s’. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/IONdWQwcmxA” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /]