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

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So what we built of course, Ushahidi, is crowdsourcing this information. You see this with Twitter, too. You get this information overload. So you've got a lot of information. That's great. But now what? So we think that there is something ieinrtentsg we can do here. And we have a small team who is working on this. We think that we can actually create a crowdsourced filetr. Take the crowd and apply them to the ioomatnrfin. And by rating it and by rating the different people who submit information, we can get refined results and weighted rsutels. So that we have a better understanding of the probability of something being true or not. This is the kind of innovation that is, quite frankly — it's interesting that it's coming from Africa. It's cnmoig from places that you wouldn't expect. From young, smart developers. And it's a cmonimuty around it that has decided to bluid this. So, thank you very much. And we are very hppay to be part of the TED family. (Applause)

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So what we built of course, Ushahidi, is crowdsourcing this information. You see this with Twitter, too. You get this information overload. So you've got a lot of information. That's great. But now what? So we think that there is something ___________ we can do here. And we have a small team who is working on this. We think that we can actually create a crowdsourced ______. Take the crowd and apply them to the ___________. And by rating it and by rating the different people who submit information, we can get refined results and weighted _______. So that we have a better understanding of the probability of something being true or not. This is the kind of innovation that is, quite frankly — it's interesting that it's coming from Africa. It's ______ from places that you wouldn't expect. From young, smart developers. And it's a _________ around it that has decided to _____ this. So, thank you very much. And we are very _____ to be part of the TED family. (Applause)

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Original Text

So what we built of course, Ushahidi, is crowdsourcing this information. You see this with Twitter, too. You get this information overload. So you've got a lot of information. That's great. But now what? So we think that there is something interesting we can do here. And we have a small team who is working on this. We think that we can actually create a crowdsourced filter. Take the crowd and apply them to the information. And by rating it and by rating the different people who submit information, we can get refined results and weighted results. So that we have a better understanding of the probability of something being true or not. This is the kind of innovation that is, quite frankly — it's interesting that it's coming from Africa. It's coming from places that you wouldn't expect. From young, smart developers. And it's a community around it that has decided to build this. So, thank you very much. And we are very happy to be part of the TED family. (Applause)

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