Whats up in tech?- Looking to find out data in a speedy, watch out for “Ushahidi”

So whats going on in the tech world? As we know , data is very important as to how it tracks the movement of information. What if I told you that there was something out there that can allow you to see all types of data from the reach of your finger tips? I am talking about ” Ushahidi” – in Swahili means ” Testimony” , is a software program that allows everyday people to interact and learn of various things happening within that areas such as potential threats or dangers.

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Some of these features include:

-Data collection 

  • Multiple sources from various social (media) outlets etc., Twitter, Facebook, text messages.  
  • Compatible for iOS and Androids based devices. 

– Data Management 

  • Being able to save and collect data.
  • Allows interactions with other users 
  • Beign able to retrieve data from other people that are using Ushahidi software

– Data Visualization / Alerts

  • Users are able to see the actual data being recorded whether it is in graph form , timelines.
  • Those alerts that were recorded on the map, then appear to show what area that information was being recorded in. 

I beleive that this software is advantageous towards our society, because it allows each person to be able to affectively help eachother, and could possibly save lives of many. 


Author: Myles Barnes

Hello, My name is Myles Barnes and I am currently a student at the University of Michigan-Dearborn studying Instructional Technology. I am a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc, and also a member of the Black Student Union here on Campus. I hope that you enjoy my post and gain so much.

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