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HelpMe – a single push-pull information platform

A single platform which on receiving a push or a pull trigger (#helpme) searches and list last 5 activities from various communication platforms like social networking sites , check-in , SMS,GPS and inform or broadcast the mapped area (based on last 5 activities) to public or predetermined organizations

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This concept combines and unleashes the power of various tools

Trigger-Can be either push (someone sending the distress #helpme trigger) or pull (someone reports a person on platform as missing)

Social Platform based activism- Citizens of the world taking on the role of activist using social tools to report and spread the word

SMS- Using the penetration of Low cost mobile phones Eg. Govt of India targets the mobile penetration to reach 97% by 2014

GPS and location based hotspots which with the help of local services could be used to take immediate steps to prevent unlawful detection

What kind of resources are needed to get this idea off the ground and/or support it over time?

The resources required to implement this concept is as follows Technology- Development and maintenance costs of the platform; maintenance of the server for the platform. People-People required for maintaining the servers Partnerships- Partnerships with various social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, Google and location based NGOs; partnerships with mobile operators

How could this idea also be adapted to work in low-tech situations?

This concept will be useful in the low tech situations with the penetration of mobile phone ever increasing and tracking it becoming easier. The trigger can be sent to a predetermined #Helpme no causing further ripples

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Very cool concept, and a good use of the current technology. I believe this concept can be easily applied to our information age

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