[LINK] Twitter-like application for humanitarian relief operations

Tom Worthington Tom.Worthington at tomw.net.au
Wed May 27 09:06:16 EST 2009


In "Humanitarian Twittermifan" (May 26th 2009)  the Sahana Disaster 
Management System blog discusses the use of Twitter-like microblogs 
for humanitarian relief 
<http://talksahana.com/2009/05/26/cipcip-the-humanitarian-twitter/>.

The particular application mentioned is for the World Food Program 
internal communication 
<http://wfpdelivers.blogspot.com/2009/05/cipcip-it-is-not-what-you-do-but-who.html>. 


This is implemented using  open source microblogging package 
<http://laconi.ca/trac/>Laconica <http://laconi.ca/trac/> for the 
server and <http://twhirl.org/>Twhirl as the desktop client 
<http://twhirl.org/>.

ps: In "National Bushfire Warning System: Micro-blogging for 
emergencies" I suggested the use of Twitter-like systems for use in 
bushfires: <http://www.tomw.net.au/technology/it/bushfire_warning_system>



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