Yaba Yaba

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Mapping electoral fraud in Zimbabwe

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Here’s another great story from Ethan Zukerman on how political activists are using technology to balance the advantage of the organized state. I think that’s what Clay Shirky means by here comes everybody.

… All this is useful context in considering the project that activist organization Sokwanele announced today: a Googlemaps mashup of election-rigging incidents. Each icon on the map corresponds to a media report of an incident that controvenes SADC standards for a free and fair election. Clicking on an icon will take you to the issue of Sokwanele’

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Written by yishaym

March 27, 2008 at 6:04 pm

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  1. This is perhaps one of the more interesting, almost real-time uses of google maps. Would make for an interesting case study. Also interesting to see what patterns of civic communication are being utilized in the effort.

    justingriffis

    March 31, 2008 at 10:47 pm


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