Community Building or Digital Surveillance?

Digital neighbourhood watch plan

 

New Orleans

A community research grid could have helped the Katrina relief effort

A neighbourhood watch for the digital age, utilising the power of social networking, has been proposed. Two lecturers in the US have suggested creating a network of Community Response Grids (CRG) in conjunction with the emergency services.

Citizens could leave text, video and photos on the site of emergencies, natural disasters and terror attacks.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/6364301.stm

 

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