Whenever people talk about crime + data + informatics, it’s usually about ways that individual acts can be measured, predicted, and policed.
This is far more plausible, much closer to a world I want to live in, and a much better use of the same technologies. And unsurprisingly, it doesn’t come from consultants at IBM. It comes from people, benevolently re-inventing and mis-using the technologies at hand.

laughingsquid:

Neighborhood Watch Group Uses GroupMe to Stop Crimes as They Happen

Whenever people talk about crime + data + informatics, it’s usually about ways that individual acts can be measured, predicted, and policed.

This is far more plausible, much closer to a world I want to live in, and a much better use of the same technologies. And unsurprisingly, it doesn’t come from consultants at IBM. It comes from people, benevolently re-inventing and mis-using the technologies at hand.

laughingsquid:

Neighborhood Watch Group Uses GroupMe to Stop Crimes as They Happen

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    fantastic idea
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    Using the groupme app to stop crime. awesome.
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    Cool.
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    Whenever people talk about crime + data + informatics, it’s usually about ways that individual acts can be measured,...
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    w00t Detroit
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    Neighborhood Watch Group Uses GroupMe to Stop Crimes as They Happen
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