The Resource TEDTalks : Eric Hersman - How Texting and GoogleMaps Helped Kenyans Survive Crisis, TED Conferences LLC, (electronic resource)

TEDTalks : Eric Hersman - How Texting and GoogleMaps Helped Kenyans Survive Crisis, TED Conferences LLC, (electronic resource)

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TEDTalks : Eric Hersman - How Texting and GoogleMaps Helped Kenyans Survive Crisis
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TEDTalks
Title remainder
Eric Hersman - How Texting and GoogleMaps Helped Kenyans Survive Crisis
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TED Conferences LLC
Title variation
  • Eric Hersman
  • Eric Hersman - How Texting and GoogleMaps Helped Kenyans Survive Crisis
  • How Texting and GoogleMaps Helped Kenyans Survive Crisis
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
Eric Hersman grew up in Kenya and Sudan. From his home in the United States, he keeps two influential blogs: WhiteAfrican, where he writes about technology on the African continent and AfriGadget, a group blog that celebrates African ingenuity. During the Kenyan post-election crisis of 2007-2008, Hersman helped create the award-winning Web site Ushahidi, a GoogleMap mashup that allowed Kenyans to report and track violence via cell phone texts. In this TEDTalk filmed at TEDU 2009, Hersman presents the remarkable story of Ushahidi, and how it continues to save lives in other countries
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AzPhAEM
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videorecording
Intended audience
9 & up
Runtime
5
Technique
live action
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TEDTalks : Eric Hersman - How Texting and GoogleMaps Helped Kenyans Survive Crisis, TED Conferences LLC, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Infobase on August 17, 2012
  • Films On Demand is distributed by Infobase for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware
Contents
Post-Election Violence Ushahidi (Testimony) (1:54) -- Filtering Crowdsourced Information (1:55) -- Credits: TEDTalks: Eric Hersman-How Texting and GoogleMaps Helped Kenyans Survive Crisis (0:04)
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100048424
Extent
1 streaming video file (5 min.)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access requires authentication through Films On Demand
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sd., col., digital file.
Specific material designation
remote
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  • Mode of access: Internet
  • System requirements: Films On Demand platform
Label
TEDTalks : Eric Hersman - How Texting and GoogleMaps Helped Kenyans Survive Crisis, TED Conferences LLC, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Infobase on August 17, 2012
  • Films On Demand is distributed by Infobase for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware
Contents
Post-Election Violence Ushahidi (Testimony) (1:54) -- Filtering Crowdsourced Information (1:55) -- Credits: TEDTalks: Eric Hersman-How Texting and GoogleMaps Helped Kenyans Survive Crisis (0:04)
Control code
100048424
Extent
1 streaming video file (5 min.)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access requires authentication through Films On Demand
Other physical details
sd., col., digital file.
Specific material designation
remote
System details
  • Mode of access: Internet
  • System requirements: Films On Demand platform

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