The world is rife with natural and man-made disasters. As the Internet has grown, so has the ability to keep informed. In today's Devil's Advocate, we take a look at an organization, The Internet Response League. See what it's all about before tendering your thoughts in the comments.
Last Saturday, September 21, I had the pleasure of working my fellows at Rappler to hold the Manila Social Good Summit. It’s basically a symposium where speakers discussed a particular theme that technology and social media can address or help with.
In this case, the speakers tackled disasters: from disaster response and relief, to volunteerism and the uses of big data. In big data’s case, the idea is to provide more accurate and more timely information for responders to act upon in times of crisis.
Read more of Victor Barreiro Jr.'s The Devil's Advocate: Calamities and the Internet Response League.