This Week in Civic Media 01.15.2010: Haiti response; Google leaves China

This Week in Civic Media 01.15.2010: Haiti response; Google leaves China

This week has clearly been dominated by news, reaction, and action in Haiti. Everything below, until the very bottom, are Haiti-related updates, and I hope you'll find a way to contribute. Chris Csikszentmihaiyi has collected these resources:

Some of the mapping responses:
GeoEye released satellite coverage from yesterday

OSM rapid response, working on mapping temporary camps, WMS available

Also the US state dept is experimenting with the short code 200 for Ushahidi and other endeavors

Texts:

Thanks to Josh Levinger who sent many of these sources.

C.

OTHER NEWS

MassDOT/C4FCM Hackathon

  • @BostonTweet: The @MassDOTdev and MBTA Data Hackathon is January 29th and 30th at the MIT Media Lab. http://bit.ly/7o1ujF

Google Pulls out of China

  • #GoogleCN news roundup http://bit.ly/6ZlEDN via our Fellow @dharmishta
  • Far-Ranging Support for Google’s China Move http://bit.ly/90E7d5 via @nytimes
  • China has no answer to question "Do your local laws against hacking apply to the government?" http://bit.ly/8TttsS
  • Lovely irony: Google's threat to shut down operations in China has been censored in China http://bit.ly/57MOLU
  • Google makes MAJOR announcement to reconsider its business in China after ID'ing China as source of attacks http://bit.ly/8h1ktB

Amman workshop

  • Connect/disconnect - thoughts on the Amman Mobile Data Innovations workshop http://ow.ly/16kG2A

White House visitors log

  • Littlesis and friends generate 100+ profiles of White House visitors using newly public visitor logs http://bit.ly/8Cx6hl

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