Changes between Version 1 and Version 2 of BluePrint/SocialMedia/GHC2013SocialMediaHITProcessing


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10/05/13 05:45:25 (8 years ago)
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Pat Tressel
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    3 == INTRODUCTION ==
     3== Introduction ==
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     5 * Receive tweets and / or SMS messages from the public.
     6 * Dispatch these to online workers to classify and geocode.
     7 * Display on a map.
     8
     9=== Background ===
     10During the Haiti earthquake of Jan 2010, people trapped in buildings sent SMS messages to a designated shortcode.
     11These were classified, translated, and geocoded by online workers using [https://www.mturk.com Amazon's Mechanical Turk],
     12then provided to emergency managers.
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     14During the Kenya 2013 general election, citizens and trained election monitors reported election-related incidents
     15via SMS and twitter. These were automatically entered into a map database, then vetted by online workers to remove
     16spam and contact the sender for clarification, before making the information public.  See: https://uchaguzi.co.ke/
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     18During a Random Hacks of Kindness hackathon in 2010, a variant of this project was implemented using a Sahana Eden
     19as the back end and a custom web page (not automatically generated by Eden) as the front end. This was designed as
     20a training game -- workers got "experience points" and were awarded badges.
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     22== Project breakdown ==
     23
     24This project is intended to be easy to subdivide into tasks that can be worked on somewhat independently and in parallel,
     25given the choice of a few naming conventions for new database tables and fields.