How Useful is a Tweet?

By Angela Okune
iHub Research
  Published 25 Sep 2013
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How Useful is a Tweet?
Last month, iHub Research published the results of our research looking at crowdsourcing data collected during the March 2013 Kenyan elections. The research has become even more relevant against the backdrop of this weekend’s horrific incident at Westgate Mall, which looks to have been documented first on Twitter just seconds after the first gunshot via a geo-tagged tweet. Screen Shot 2013-09-25 at 11.17.35 PM Our study looked at crowd-sourced information in relation to traditional media outlets, using the Kenyan General Elections as a case study to compare information collected from the crowd with results collected from the traditional media and other sources including Uchaguzi. Together with our project funder, International Development Research Centre (IDRC), we would therefore like to invite you to attend a cocktail event to discuss “How Useful is a Tweet?: 3Vs Crowdsourcing Framework.” The event will take place on Thursday, the 3rd of October 2013 from 5:00 pm at iHub – 4th Floor, Bishop Magua Building - George Padmore Road, off Ngong Road (Opposite Uchumi Hyper). The session will bring together media, academia, and practitioners to discuss results from our research and our new flagship framework for understanding the viability, verification, and validity of crowdsourcing during election periods. We also have limited space available for the general community. If you would like to attend this event, please send an email to ndiga [AT] ihub [DOT] co [DOT] ke byWednesday, 2ndOctober 2013.
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