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Data Digest: Global Open Data Initiative, OpenData Latinoamérica, Big Data for Disaster Response

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It originally appeared on NetSquared. This week check out the launch of the new Global Open Data Initiative, the pursuit for the release and use of open data in Latin America and thoughts on open data and democracy in Africa. Open Data Applied. Announcing the Global Open Data Initiative (GODI). It aims to share principles and resources for governments and societies on how to best maximize open government data opportunities. Image: NetSquared.

The Social Media Response to Disaster in Haiti

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Amy Sample Ward, NetSquared. When disaster strikes, we want information as soon as possible and we want to help just as quickly. But the way we think about and turn to social media in a time of disaster is changing. 100% of donations went directly to disaster relief.

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Philanthropy and Social Media: New Whitepaper from The Institute for Philanthropy

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The real-time web is a paradigm based on pushing information to users as soon as it’s available, instead of requiring that they or their software check a source periodically for updates. The real-time web has also revolutionized the way we support local communities in disaster.

Ushahidi BRCK: Bringing Internet to the Developing World

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Here’s some news on a now famous NetSquared alumnus project. Ushahidi is an NGO headquartered in Kenya. Ushahidi was a NetSquared Mashup Challenge winner in the fabled 2008 Netsquared conference in Santa Clara, California.