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    activist mapping

    Please tell me some more on the "activist mapping" in the following.

    Human rights, too, have been aided by exponentials (exponential technologies). The webside Ushahidi was created to chart outbreaks of violence in Kenya, but its success has lead to a flurry of "activist mapping." This crowdsourced combination of social activism, citizen journalism, and geospatial mapping has been used in countries all over the world to defend human rights.

    Thank you.

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    Re: activist mapping

    NOT A TEACHER

    It's not a commonly used term. This is what I have found after doing little bit of googling:

    The organization uses the concept of crowdsourcing for social activism and public accountability, serving as an initial model for what has been coined as 'activist mapping' - the combination of social activism, citizen journalism and geospatial information.

    Ushahidi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Edit. I see that your text is similar to the one on Wikipedia. Well, I don't know if much more can be said about this.

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    Re: activist mapping

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    Hello, Unpakwon:

    I thought that you would like to know this.

    I was reading an article about a company that buys news-breaking photographs from ordinary people (many of

    whom nowadays have cellphones that take pictures). But it seems that it is no longer "cool" to use the term

    "amateur photographs."

    Guess what the new "cool" term is. That's right: crowdsourced images.*


    So it appears that -- thanks to mobile devices -- we "little people" are playing a bigger role in influencing world

    events.


    Sincerely yours,


    James

    * I read this, I believe, in Bloomberg Businessweek.

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