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September 06, 2005
Pitch in with ideas for rescue2.0
Jeff Jarvis has a great post with zillions of links about joining together to create an online system to respond to disasters like Katrina.
Lots of thoughtful comments. A couple refer to the digital divide. Part of the challenge of rescue2.0 will be to create a network that reaches the 20-30% of the population that's not online. A second challenge, perhaps even greater, will to be to extend it to the entire world. An initial step will be to make it accessible to the Spanish-speaking residents of this country.
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Posted by: Jim Dermitt at September 6, 2005 08:39 AM
Survival of New Orleans blog/wiki URIs
Good resources for current information. http://mgno.com/ http://wiki.nola-intel.org/index.php/Main_Page
Posted by: Jim Dermitt at September 6, 2005 10:33 AM
We've got a wiki set up to start piecing together the various Recovery 2.0 initiatives at http://www.4setup.com . Jeff Jarvis will be pointing recovery2.com and recovery2.org to it soon. NZ Bear is also working on it - we'd like to get all interested people aware of it and coordinating with each other as soon as possible.
Posted by: Greg Burton at September 6, 2005 07:01 PM