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Erik Hersman:
Reporting crisis via texting

TED2009 · 3:56 · Filmed Feb 2009
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Erik Hersman: Reporting crisis via texting
3:56 · Filmed February 2009 at TED2009 · Subtitles available in 31 languages

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.

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