Occupy 2.0

The WSJ on how the Occupy movement is going beyond social media and developing new media – including video streaming, mapping and DIY its owns wi-fi networks.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304459804577285793322092600.html?mod=WSJ_NY_LEFTTopStories

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Mission Control, Built for Cities

Great piece on I.B.M.’s ‘Smarter Cities’ concept, being used in Rio de Janeiro – and run by Bangalore-born Guru Banavar. Imagine if we could do something similar in India.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/04/business/ibm-takes-smarter-cities-concept-to-rio-de-janeiro.html?_r=1&ref=technology


Soundcloud -> radio, for democracy

Soundcloud has always been a great platform, and it’s now one of three platforms being used by an Open Society initiative to create radio stations across West Africa. According to this story, West Africa Radio for Democracy is taking a BBC/NPR style approach to programming, airing investigative pieces and regular news. The use of streaming services mean that radio’s extensive reach can be harnessed at a much lower cost.

http://www.fastcoexist.com/1678873/in-west-africa-a-radio-station-built-from-podcasts-for-democracy