Syria and Real Time Events

Posted March 24, 2011 no picture

Member since February 24, 2011
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As I sit at my computer I am now able to see, pinpointed, exactly where violence is happening within Syria. In fact, I'm able to watch videos recorded clandestinely and uploaded to a website thats available to the world. Because of Ushahidi, we're now able to map events happening in real time, giving others the chance to stay away from danger zones, but more importantly, to know whats happening. How will this transparency change the face of crippling regimes and their previous mentality that any action they wanted to implement was tolerated?

As technological limitations dissolve, the world must be prepared to react even quicker to situations that are affecting the lives of people, rapidly.

What do you think of this new development in technology and how can you see young people throughout the world using this service in the near future?

*Image taken from ushahidi website.




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