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Why We Should Turn To Technology When Disaster Strikes

Gisli Olafsson | Posted 03.23.2014 | Impact
Gisli Olafsson

As Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines in early November 2013, the world was kept in the loop with near-instantaneous updates via live tweets, images and videos from the region. But in order to provide disaster relief of any kind -- water, food, medicine -- we need to have access to reliable information about the situation in affected regions so we can actively provide support to those who are most in need.

Gerry Smith

The Nerd Reserves: Sandy Recovery Renews Call For Tech National Guard | Gerry Smith | Posted 11.23.2012 | Technology

A few months after the Sept. 11 attacks, when crippled phone networks thwarted communications across New York City, Congress called for the creation o...

CrisisCamp -- People Working Together to Prepare for the Next Crisis

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Hey, the folks at CrisisCamp work together to get smart about the next big crisis, quake, flood, and worse. This Saturday there will be a Global Crisi...