Social Media

Fordham Law and Commons Lab Partner to Address Privacy Issues Raised by Missing Persons Databases

The Fordham Center on Law and Information Policy (CLIP) at Fordham Law School and the Commons Lab of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars are pleased to announce a joint project on privacy and information systems that are being developed to assist efforts to locate missing persons during natural disasters.

Local Media and Ethnic Politics in 21st-Century Russia

“Is local media, produced for Russia’s ethnic minorities and often in local languages, stoking ethnic conflict and hastening destabilization of the federation?” asked Kathryn Graber, Title VIII-Supported Research Scholar, Kennan Institute at a 18 June 2012 lecture. Graber studied the local, ethnic media of the people of the Republic of Buryatia, a semi-autonomous region of the Russian Federation that borders Lake Baikal.

Integrating Official and Crowdsourced Crisis Information

The Commons Lab of the Science and Technology Innovation Program welcomes Dr. Sophia Liu, USGS.

Private Sector Innovation for Emergency Communications

Commons Lab of the Science and Technology Innovation Program, Woodrow Wilson Center.

Social Media in Emergency Management: Transforming the Response Enterprise

Commons Lab of the Science and Technology Innovation Program, Woodrow Wilson Center.

By harnessing the collective power of citizens and engaging communities in their own response and recovery, social media have the power to revolutionize emergency management. Yet, many challenges—including guidelines for use by response agencies, demonstration of value, and characterization of reliability—must be addressed if the potential of social media is to be fully realized in emergency response and relief efforts in the United States.

Humanitarian Response in a Time of Mass Collaboration and Networked Intelligence

Commons Lab of the Science and Technology Innovation Program, Woodrow Wilson Center.

Gisli Olafsson, Emergency Response Director of NetHope, will discuss how digital age technologies, like social media, are revolutionizing the way humanitarian response will be conducted in the future. He will explore the role of technology and information sharing in humanitarian response and look at how crowdsourcing, mass collaboration, volunteer & technical community self-organization, and "information to the edge" will push totally new approaches into this space.

Did You Feel It? Social Media for Earthquake Science and Response

Commons Lab of the Science and Technology Innovation Program, Woodrow Wilson Center.

Crowd and Crown: Policy Issues in Social Media for International Crisis Response

Commons Lab of the Science and Technology Innovation Program, Woodrow Wilson Center.

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