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Posted on 2003.03.20 at 18:55
from smartmobs

realtime log of SMS communication from protest in portland.

this is officially a non-partisan post.

whether or not you support the war or the way anyone chooses to voice their dissent, what is interesting here is the usage of technology to allow a more coordinated and informed approach to a protest; an effort to prevent mob mentality in an environment that would otherwise be fertile ground for it.

carry this idea a little further; when pdas and wearable computers are passe and a body-integrated system is noveau chic, will wireless-enabled collective intelligence be possible?

more info here.

Comments:


betternewthings at 2003-03-21 07:23 (UTC) (Link)
It's amazing how people can organize with just a little bit of their parent's money!
jet
jet at 2003-03-21 11:01 (UTC) (Link)
this technology was also used last night during the portland protests.

haven't heard yet as to how well people thought it worked, how many utilized it, etc.

it is interesting though, i agree.
Generation Y's Howard Beale
dk at 2003-03-21 11:17 (UTC) (Link)
whoops... i typed seattle when i meant portland. thanks for the correction.
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