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MobMaps: Towards a Shared Environment for Collaborative Social Activism

  • Luís Gens
  • Hugo Paredes
  • Paulo Martins
  • Benjamim Fonseca
  • Yishay Mor
  • Leonel Morgado
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5784)

Abstract

Nowadays it is possible to disseminate information to the all world in real time using current communication tools supported mostly by the Internet. The work of several organizations reporting a multitude of problems that our society faces can be sustained by participatory platforms, which stimulate the collaboration of participants all over the world. In this paper we present a technological platform that provides a shared environment for collaborative social activism. We adapted the platform to a particular organization, MachsomWatch that reports human rights abuses in Israelis checkpoints. Finally we present some preliminary results obtained by ethnographic research using the developed platform.

Keywords

Mobile collaboration georeferenced information social activism 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Luís Gens
    • 1
  • Hugo Paredes
    • 2
  • Paulo Martins
    • 2
  • Benjamim Fonseca
    • 2
  • Yishay Mor
    • 3
  • Leonel Morgado
    • 2
  1. 1.UTADVila RealPortugal
  2. 2.GECAD/UTADVila RealPortugal
  3. 3.Institute of EducationUniversity of LondonLondonUK

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