Mining the where: CIA-funded start-up says 80% of online content contains location information

Last week at Local Social Summit I talked about some of the issues around location and privacy. Especially problematic is people’s inadvertent tagging of their photos with location information – something potentially of interest to crooks, stalkers and others you might not want to know everything about you. Open-source spying is a term which has…… Continue reading Mining the where: CIA-funded start-up says 80% of online content contains location information

Mining the now: Real time sense making

Here’s an emerging idea about how we can and will make sense of the vast amounts of data becoming available about what is happening right now… Juliana Rotich (whose work at Ushahidi I’ve discussed on this blog about a year ago) writes on her Afromusing blog about pulling together the ability to crowdsource the gathering…… Continue reading Mining the now: Real time sense making