My911 pt. 2

Professors Shneiderman and Preece believe that such a project could succeed due to the popularity and growth of other social/community-driven sites, such as Craigslist and the Amber Alert system. With so many bloggers and “citizen journalists” out en masse during emergency situations—remember how many new sites and photos were online immediately after Hurricane Katrina?—such a coordinated effort could empower the community to support and protect each other. The site itself would be a national effort, but offer community-based sections for reports on each city, like Craigslist.

Read this article from Ars Technica. Previously from WNM: My911 and Quick, upload this video to 911!

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