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June 25 2011

06:13

The problem of real-time verification - SwiftRiver: add context to content

Niemanlab :: One of the biggest challenges news organizations face is the real-time aspect of newsgathering: the massive problem that is making sense of the torrent of information that floods in when breaking-news events take place. How do you process, and then verify, hundreds and often thousands and sometimes millions of information pieces (SMS, photos, tweets and more discrete data points), even before those points transform into something that resembles useful information?

[Jon Gosier] .. it is all about adding context to content

SwiftRiver Dataflow 1 from Ushahidi on Vimeo.

 

A team at Ushahidi has been working on that problem since early 2010, developing a way to help users manage large quantities of data more efficiently — and to help verify and prioritize information as it flows in from the crowd.

Continue to read Megan Garber, www.niemanlab.org

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