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July 16, 2013

Looking specifically at social media use during the protests, information seems to have been provided by on-the-ground users and driven local conversations. A blog post by New York University researchers released on 1 June suggested that 90 per cent of geo-located tweets came from within Turkey, and 88 per cent were in Turkish. This is in stark contrast to a Starbird study on the use of Twitter in the Egyptian protests, which suggested that only 30 per cent of the most frequently re-tweeted tweets were coming from within Egypt in 2011.

from blog.p2pfoundation.net.  By Karin Alexander via Michel Bauwens

An overview excerpted from Karin Alexander:

June 26, 2013

When a relative from Gori visiting family members went missing in Dvani, a village located close to the Administrative Boundary Line (ABL) separating Georgia proper from the disputed breakaway region of South Ossetia, residents were naturally concerned. Unfamiliar with the area, the man inadvertently ventured over the ABL after wandering off to buy cigarettes one morning and was detained by Russian border guards.

Such incidents are not uncommon in the South Caucasus, riven as it is by three frozen conflicts over the disputed territories of Abkhazia, South Ossetia, and Nagorno Karabakh, but thanks to a new crowd sourcing system developed in Georgia, such occurances can now be more quickly reported. In this case, the man was released three days later.

From http://www.balcanicaucaso.org. By Onnik Krikorian
August 20, 2012

 

Mobile technology is powerful; literally everyone seems to own a cell phone these days. When used in public settings, it has the potential to involve citizens in various stages of planning processes. A few projects have used mobile  tools to help enfold citizens into community planning at the pedestrian level.

Mobile technology is powerful; literally everyone seems to own a cell phone these days. When used in public settings, it has the potential to involve citizens in various stages of planning processes. A few projects have used mobile  tools to help enfold citizens into community planning at the pedestrian level.

November 10, 2010

The mobile phone, now ubiquitous to virtually everyone in the United States, is quickly following suite in user trends blazed first by the world wide web.  In the past decade alone, internet usage worldwide has grown over 360%