App offers safety in a riot

Interesting application of crowd sourced data drawn from social media streams and geolocation data.

“A smartphone application, enabling people in the middle of riots to find safety, has been shown off at the TEDGlobal event in Edinburgh.

The app has been developed by Salvatore Iaconesi, a newly created TED Fellow.

The software, not yet publicly released, takes data from a range of social networks and uses it to let people know what areas are least affected by trouble.”

Source: BBC News – TEDGlobal: App offers safety in a riot

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