Daily Archives: January 20, 2010

Maping what’s happening in Haiti

Interesting how geomapping is taking off, as  interactive maps (and visualization) becomes a huge asset to crisis communications, journalism. You may recall how mapping was used for the Swine flu.

Now people can help map the relief operation in Haiti – at Ushahidi, a crowd-sourcing site I love to support.

It’s got links to video, news, pictures and ‘Todo’ lists. The site pulls together urgent need requests and status updates.

Like this desparate request:

@MelyMello @WFPlogistics so clos 2 airprt, can u help get help? 18°35’36.24″N, 72°16’40.37″W Othopedic clinic,needs narcotics,IV antibiotics,diesel,gas

Campaign to map Haiti

You can get involved via txt, email, hashtag. Details here:


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Underdog in beverage industry, my cuppa tea

I’m sitting here with a cup of tea, and it gives me great satisfaction to link to this article on the company behind it.

Dilmah tea has been a long time favorite. Enjoy the story of the underdog  who excels in this commodity business with dedication to not just branding, but the details that make up the tea experience.

A  Sri Lankan Underdog Battles Global Tea Giants