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Tech Podcast 274: Mapping Haiti, Google and China

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Another busy week at the tech desk. We lead off the podcast with two items on Haiti. The first is on efforts to create good, interactive maps of the country. Here are relevant links:

Then, we spoke with Professor Leysia Palen of the University of Colorado at Boulder about Project EPIC’s “Tweak the Tweet” campaign. Here’s a short video:

We then had a report from Cyrus Farivar on Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s Internet freedom speech. You can read the full text of the speech here, or watch the video from the speech here.

Following that, we dug a bit deeper into Google’s recent announcement that it might leave China. We feature two interviews, one with Rebecca McKinnon, and another with blogger Isaac Mao.

And we return to Haiti to finish the podcast. Amid all the coverage we’re doing about the efforts to get telecommunications up and running, it pays to remember the power of the good old-fashioned wireless: the radio. Our short segment is on SignalFM in Port-au-Prince.

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2 Responses to “Tech Podcast 274: Mapping Haiti, Google and China”

  1. Wow.

    This was really interesting to listen to. I like the way the Hash tags are being used in Twitter to sort out information. It’s a shame more co-ordination couldn’t happen on the ground due to the infrastructure taking a huge hit, but this application of twitter shows a great way to bring external relief efforts together.

    Anthony.

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