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Here Come (Reports of) Violence

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Those of you with interested in the role of mobile phones and other newish media tools in activism should take a look at Ushahidi.com a site to facilitate the reporting of acts of violence in post-election Kenya. For a broad range of other examples and a well articulated big picture I recommend Clay Shirky’s new book Here Comes Everybody. And in the spirit of re-use I’ve got a well-thumbed copy of which I’m happy to pass on to anyone living in Tokyo.