DateApril 28, 2015

#BaltimoreUprising

In light of the recent uprising in Baltimore, here is the important information to know.

On April 19, 2015, Freddie Gray was killed by a Baltimore City Police Officer, sparking sustained unrest. We expect that the officers will be held responsible for his murder and many people have come together to demand justice.

We will update this page daily with key information regarding the organizing underway in Baltimore as we are in contact with many folks on-the-ground. And this isn’t meant to replace twitter, but to be a central space for information that can be updated in real-time.

We are all on the right side of justice.

http://baltimoreuprising.org/ takes you to a Google Doc with information about the ongoing unrest in Baltimore. This is a beautiful use of technology to get information out to people who need it.

It takes the immediacy of Twitter and filters out the noise. I love seeing technology being used to help people.

BaltimoreUprising.org

One google doc.

One domain name.

Providing updates to a city in crisis.

what3words | Addressing the world

what3words is a global grid of 57 trillion 3mx3m squares. Each square has a 3 word address that can be communicated quickly, easily and with no ambiguity.

Source: what3words | Addressing the world

This is a fascinating project to give a location anywhere in the world when standard addressing fails or does not exist.

I take a train from clown.stay.themes to palace.bride.single. Just be sure to get your words right. Trying to meet me near palace.bridge.single will not help you.

Even in developed countries, addresses can change. In my lifetime (about 3 decades) my father’s address has changed three times.

First, it was a Rural Route and a Box number: Route 2 Box 4794.
Then, when the county decided it needed to have real addresses to aid emergency response, it changed to 1511 Kimble Road. Finally, it has changed yet again to a new road name and number because of a shift in how the county decided to handle addressing.

So even in the United States, 60 miles from the Washington, D.C. addressing is still a problem. He lives out near hogs.dogs.improving which is a fitting address for my hometown.

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