digital humanitarian network

Here is an interview with Patrick Meier, Co-Founder of the Digital Humanitarian Network, CrisisMappers, and the Humanitarian UAV Network. He explains how social media can be used for the humanitarian aid. The network is composed of technology savvy digital volunteers and their  role is mainly to make sense of big data. For example, the United Nation during the Nepal earthquake activated the Digital Humanitarian Network to carry out different missions, one of them was to scan the social media network for help/ urgent messages.

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