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Firechat — A tool for the digital citizen

Firechat appears to be another useful tool for the digital citizen during civil unrest.

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Crowd-Powered Journalism Becomes Crucial When Traditional Media is Unwilling or Unable

Crowd-powered journalism becomes crucial when traditional media is unwilling or unable. “[T]he ability to have those real-time news reports — both verified and unverified — available for free to any user of the network is important not just because it allows us to see what is happening to the protesters and their civil rights, but also because it reveals First Amendment abuses like the dismantling of cameras and other equipment used by media outlets, or the arrest of people for recording the activities of police, which as my colleague Jeff Roberts points out is legal, despite what police forces across the country seem to believe (or want to believe).”


Hat tip. Dave Pell.

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Digital Citizenship: Be Ready To Live Stream

Wise words. I’m signing up.

Update. Gigaom’s Mathew Ingram on “Crowd-powered journalism becomes crucial when traditional media is unwilling or unable.”1


Hat tip: Dave Pell.