Pakistan floods

TED reports on efforts to help flood victims, including using crowdsourcing tool Ushahidi to create Pakreport.

The platform collects eyewitness accounts of flood-related incidents via SMS, email and the web. It then verifies them for accuracy and plots the data points on a map, providing up-to-date information to aid workers — an invaluable service when conventional media outlets and communication lines are down.



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