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Ushahidi – packing a powerful (and honest) punch

Who hasn’t heard about Ushahidi? That was the first question posed by Erik Hersman at his tech4Africa presentation today. Astoundingly, about 30% of the crowd raised their hands. My first thought was sheer disbelief – They don’t know about ushahidi? Where … Continue reading

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the power of social media to ease ethnic tension

This is truly a beautiful story about how the world is changing. Alanna Shaikh talks about how a mix of “the web … social media … email … widgets… twitter…” made a real difference in ethnic tensions in Southern Kyrgyzstan. … Continue reading

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