london students fight back
January 29, 2011 7:58 AM Subscribe
posted by asymptotic (56 comments total)
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becoming a commonly deployed tactic by the London Met, students from the University College London are fighting back with Sukey
, launched this morning.
Sukey is a security-concious mashup of google maps (in order to effectively display real-time police and protest behaviour) and swiftriver
(in order to efficiently collate data points from twitter, facebook, SMS, and RSS feeds, and automatically determine the veracity of information, amongst other features), and a smartphone application to allow anyone to volunteer information. Check it out now
Swiftriver is particularly interesting; here's a curated list
of references that went into its development.