Recently I became an official member of the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT), a registered non-profit organization in the United States. Since over two years I'm an active contributer and participant in different OpenStreetMap (OSM) activities all over the world but with a special focus on Nicaragua, the country I'm living in. OpenStreetMap consists in an Open Data hub for geographic information and can be described as the “Wikipedia for geo information”.
Some months ago I read Fefe's notice in his blog, suggesting to use the massive camera surveillance in the UK in order to request CCTV images from institutions or companies, instead of being disturbed all the time by taking own photos on vacations in England.
Some years ago there was a hype on the use of short message service (SMS) communication solutions especially in the IT for Development context and countries in Africa.
To share – it is that easy and very human, but less and less common practice. But with the Internet and New Technology humankind could rather leverage sharing to a new level which would imply progress and benefit for all.
A life without mobile phones is almost impossible to imagine. People’s everyday life is highly influenced by these small communication devices. And even more in countries where big distances have to be covered, and/or economic interests would not be significant enough to build land lines.