[Cross-posted from iRevolution.net]

The Syria Tracker Crisis Map is without doubt one of the most impressive crisis mapping projects yet. Launched just a few weeks after the protests began one year ago, the crisis map is spearheaded by a just handful of US-based Syrian activists have meticulously and systematically documented 1,529 reports of human rights violations including a total of 11,147 killings. As recently reported in this NewScientist article, “Mapping …

In the software space we’ve been able to think up, prototype, build and take to market ideas much faster than anywhere else. As the consumerization of hardware picks up steam, we’ll see the same thing happen with devices.

There’s a very cool company that’s been started by Aaron Huslage, an acquaintance of mine, who I know through his heavy involvement as a volunteer developer and deployer on Ushahidi. He’s been involved is a few …

We’re excited to announce the launch of TechChange’s 4-week course on the Ushahidi platform. As we’re fond of saying at Ushahidi: technology is at most 10% of the solution. The same is true when using the Ushahidi platform in any given project. To be sure, the Ushahidi platform is only 10% of the challenge and the platform alone will not automatically guarantee the success of a project. So we’re partnering with TechChange on …

[Guest blog post by Prateek Budhwar who is currently pursuing M.Tech from Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India. Prateek is interested in the areas of Volunteered geographic information, Digital image processing, GPS based LBS applications on android and remote sensing].

The VGI data obtained from the Ushahidi-Haiti platform during the first 72 hours of Earthquake in Haiti can be used for predicting the locations of ‘Emergency and damaged areas’ using Ushahidi Reports in Port-au-Prince. Two …

I dream of Ushahidi community members sharing best practices and mentoring others to change their world. To make this more possible, we have a new wiki and video channel. Both community zones are available for all of you to collaborate and share content. But, most of all, build, spread and change Ushahidi. Ushahidi exists to give people voice. Video and wiki toys are key to amplifying your experience and sharing with others. …

How is a Wikipedia article different from a news article about the 2011 Egyptian Revolution at different points in the story’s evolution? What are the roles of social media and other Internet sources in rapidly evolving articles? And what, really, is Wikipedia’s working perspective on primary sources?

Join us for a seminar at the Wikimedia Foundation HQ in San Francisco as we showcase the first research results of …

Invisible Children’s #Kony2012 campaign has set off a massive firestorm of criticism with the debate likely to continue raging for many more weeks and months. In the meantime, our colleagues at Al-Jazeera have repurposed our previous #SomaliaSpeaks project, and added in the excellent FrontlineSMS tool for local text messaging, to amplify Ugandan voices responding to the Kony campaign: #UgandaSpeaks.

Other than GlobalVoices, this …