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A radio channel made of ‘spoken tweets’ - short voice messages. Anyone can call a free-number - record a message and it'll be played on the People’s Radio. Citizens will be able to hear what's occurring in neighbouring communities and data gathered
Some organizations with strong ties to the outside world have staff on the ground in hard-to-access areas. Let's give these disparate networks of well-positioned, better-connected individuals a platform to Raise a Red Flag when trouble is observed!
What if we can enable people who live in hard-to-access areas to gather and send information, by giving them the information and tools to do so before violence erupts? Building on several inspirations and ideas, Enabler Cards explore that question.
The devastating consequences of rape--HIV, STDs and unwanted pregnancy--are preventable with inexpensive medications. Tracking these life-saving medications gives early, anonymous and geographic data about where mass sexual violence is occurring.
CrisisTracker is a web platform that extracts situation awareness reports from public tweets during humanitarian disasters. It combines automated processing with crowdsourcing to quickly detect new events and bring together related evidence.
Electronic tattoos (“Biostamp”) conforms to the skin like a Flexible band-aid-like sticker that contains sensors and electronics This sensor will be able to detect heartbeat, respiration, motion, temperature and maybe even blood oxygenation.
The Beacon is an SMS based community alert and messaging system. Participants check in to The Beacon daily. If they fail to check in friends and family are alerted; if many people stop checking in suddenly, alerts are sent out to members nearby.
Creating global transparency through empowering people to disseminate information anonymously using low cost, portable communication technologies that allow voice, text, pictures, and videos to be shared with each other and the world.
For millennia traders and merchants have carried information between towns. The same can be done in a formalized way that also encourages commerce. Enlist people who naturally travel between villages for business to report what they hear.
When mass violence happens, it is often difficult for professionals to reach and document in time. Citizens following simple task-based assignments can be relied upon to create credible documentation with only a mobile phone and no prior experience.
Thread is a platform that pieces together information from different places and connects this to the appropriate people and organizations to take action. By leveraging existing projects and technologies, Thread, connects them together.