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

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So I'm here to tell you a story of success from aicrfa. A year and a half ago, four of the five plepoe who are full time meembrs at Ushahidi, which manes "testimony" in Swahili, were TED Fellows. A year ago in Kenya we had post-election violence. And in that time we ptoopeyrtd and built, in about three days, a system that would allow anybody with a mobile phone to send in information and reports on what was happening around them. We took what we knew about Africa, the default device, the mobile phone, as our common denominator, and went from there. We got roperts like this. This is just a clopue of them from January 17th, last year. And our system was rudimentary. It was very basic. It was a mash-up that used data that we collected from people, and we put it on our map.

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So I'm here to tell you a story of success from ______. A year and a half ago, four of the five ______ who are full time _______ at Ushahidi, which _____ "testimony" in Swahili, were TED Fellows. A year ago in Kenya we had post-election violence. And in that time we __________ and built, in about three days, a system that would allow anybody with a mobile phone to send in information and reports on what was happening around them. We took what we knew about Africa, the default device, the mobile phone, as our common denominator, and went from there. We got _______ like this. This is just a ______ of them from January 17th, last year. And our system was rudimentary. It was very basic. It was a mash-up that used data that we collected from people, and we put it on our map.

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So I'm here to tell you a story of success from Africa. A year and a half ago, four of the five people who are full time members at Ushahidi, which means "testimony" in Swahili, were TED Fellows. A year ago in Kenya we had post-election violence. And in that time we prototyped and built, in about three days, a system that would allow anybody with a mobile phone to send in information and reports on what was happening around them. We took what we knew about Africa, the default device, the mobile phone, as our common denominator, and went from there. We got reports like this. This is just a couple of them from January 17th, last year. And our system was rudimentary. It was very basic. It was a mash-up that used data that we collected from people, and we put it on our map.

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