The tragic earthquake that happened in Haiti last week has prompted Wavers to collaborate together with information about relief, news updates, and more in public waves.
Earlier today, @googlewave gave a shout out to these Wavers:
A shout out to Wavers who’ve been collaborating on Haiti relief information and updates in public waves: http://bit.ly/5qI1aO
If you do a public search of “with:public tag:haiti” you’ll quickly find quite a list of public waves with resources, information, and updates for Haiti. In this terrible tragedy, Google Wave is showing potential for being a very useful platform for allowing people to come together and share not only updates, news, and promote awareness, but also to come together to make a wide, quick social response and action to the situation in Haiti. The question of, “How can Google Wave be useful for emergency management and response?” has come to the surface.
Here are some waves that are attempting to use Google Wave as a tool for response in the Haiti earthquake and waves that are discussing how Wave can assist in this as a new piece of technology:
CrisisCamp Wave – The goal of this wave is to “join camps, activities, people and learning in this effort to support Haiti” and to do it “synchronously and in real time.” The wave is sort of a portal to other wave discussions about Haiti and a list of resources for providing relief, giving support, finding people, and some videos with news updates.
Emergency Management Wave – This wave has a good conversation going of how Google Wave can be used as a tool for emergency management and disaster response. There are some good ideas floating around. One idea I particularly liked was using the maps gadget to create a “situation map” of the disaster area that allows people with different responsibilities to update it from their perspective.
Master List of Help Haiti Waves – This wave is simply a compiled list of all the waves dedicated to Haiti.
Do you see Google Wave as being a very useful platform and piece of technology for emergency management and disaster response?