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"From the Ted Talk by Erik Hersman: Reporting crisis via texting"

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I'm here to talk about the next big thing, because what we're fdninig out is that we have this ccitapay to report eyewitness accounts of what's going on in real time. We're seeing this in events like Mumbai recently, where it's so much easier to report now than it is to consume it. There is so much information; what do you do? This is the Twitter reports for over three days just covering Mumbai. How do you diecde what is important? What is the vecartiy level of what you're looking at? So what we find is that there is this great deal of wasted crisis ifmtrooiann because there is just too much information for us to actually do anything with right now. And what we're actually really concerned with is this first three hours. What we are looking at is the first three hours. How do we deal with that information that is coming in? You can't understand what is actually hnepipnag. On the ground and around the world people are still curious, and trying to figure out what is going on. But they don't know.

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I'm here to talk about the next big thing, because what we're _______ out is that we have this ________ to report eyewitness accounts of what's going on in real time. We're seeing this in events like Mumbai recently, where it's so much easier to report now than it is to consume it. There is so much information; what do you do? This is the Twitter reports for over three days just covering Mumbai. How do you ______ what is important? What is the ________ level of what you're looking at? So what we find is that there is this great deal of wasted crisis ___________ because there is just too much information for us to actually do anything with right now. And what we're actually really concerned with is this first three hours. What we are looking at is the first three hours. How do we deal with that information that is coming in? You can't understand what is actually _________. On the ground and around the world people are still curious, and trying to figure out what is going on. But they don't know.

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I'm here to talk about the next big thing, because what we're finding out is that we have this capacity to report eyewitness accounts of what's going on in real time. We're seeing this in events like Mumbai recently, where it's so much easier to report now than it is to consume it. There is so much information; what do you do? This is the Twitter reports for over three days just covering Mumbai. How do you decide what is important? What is the veracity level of what you're looking at? So what we find is that there is this great deal of wasted crisis information because there is just too much information for us to actually do anything with right now. And what we're actually really concerned with is this first three hours. What we are looking at is the first three hours. How do we deal with that information that is coming in? You can't understand what is actually happening. On the ground and around the world people are still curious, and trying to figure out what is going on. But they don't know.

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