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Ushahidi Japan vs. Ushahidi Libya

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, March 29 2011

Mix a terrible natural disaster with a highly networked and tech savvy Japanese population, and you get a potentially "quite powerful" use of the crowd-mapping platform Ushahidi, says Patrick Meier, Ushahidi's director of crisis mapping, on NPR's "All Things Considered." NPR's own social tech guy Andy Carvin points out that things get more complicated when, as in Libya, the circumstances are less a humanitarian crisis and more people shooting at one another.  Give it a listen. (via Aswini Anburajan)