Sunday, April 10, 2011

The New Gatekeepers of Media - NYTimes.com

An encouraging information quality/literacy development

As we all know, a major consequence of technology over the last many years has been to erode institutions of authority and shelter us in bubbles of personal truths. But now a contrary trend is forming: a number of groups working to bring back some of the authority and trust that has been lost.

A prominent attempt is SwiftRiver, which is affiliated with Ushahidi, an Internet platform of Kenyan origin that allows users to crowd-source real-time testimony during crises and then mounts the bits of testimony on a Google map.

The New Gatekeepers of Media - NYTimes.com

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