The prevalence of cell phones throughout the world have made breaking news and distributing news stories easier than ever. In this brief video Erik Hersman describes his experience building a system to allow people anywhere in the world to report eyewitness accounts of what’s going on around them to a website to track news as it breaks. He describes the ability of crowdsourced news to change the way that news is reported in the emerging world all through simple technology that most people already have access to. Watch this video to get a great description of how the news is changing in how it’s being reported and how news is breaking thanks to technology.
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