Digital Humanitarians

Digital Humanitarians

How Big Data Is Changing the Face of Humanitarian Response

Book - 2015
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This gripping real-time drama is set against the the devastation of the Haiti earthquake. The author, a pioneer of digital humanitarianism, didn't stay idle long. Within hours, from his laptop, he'd assembled a global network of volunteers to collect, analyze, sift through, map, and relay accurate information from survivors on the ground voicing cries of help using social media. Their data-mining accomplishments were record-breaking and set new standards for quick action in large scale disaster relief situations. This book explains the technology behind this new wave of ICT networking and data-mining.
Publisher: Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, [2015]
ISBN: 9781498726474
149872647X
9781482248395
1482248395
Branch Call Number: 363.34806 M5117d 2015
Characteristics: xxv, 233 pages : illustrations, portrait ; 23 cm

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