Social Media


The 3rd International Workshop on Social Web for Disaster Management (SWDM’15) ~ @PatrickMeier

If they offered a Nobel for Disaster Response, then Patrick Meier over at iRevolution would be the first up. I follow him on Twitter and you should too. He’s done more to hook up people in disaster both on the ground and in the cloud. ~Bruce Biles The 3rd International Workshop on Social Web for…


Automatically Extracting Disaster-Relevant Information from Social Media ~iRevolution

My team and I at QCRI have just had this paper (PDF) accepted at the World Wide Web (WWW 2013) conference in Rio next month. The paper relates directly to our Artificial Intelligence for Disaster Response (AIDR) project. One of our main missions at QCRI is to develop open source and freely available next generation humanitarian…


Social Media: Pulse of the Planet? ~Patrick Meier, iRevolution

In 2010, Hillary Clinton described social media as a new nervous system for our planet. So can the pulse of the planet be captured with social media? There are many who are skeptical not least because of the digital divide. “You mean the pulse of the Data Have’s? The pulse of the affluent?” These rhetorical…