• Latif

    Great article, thanks, Michael! I wanted to point out that the “internet” is also becoming increasingly difficult to define and therefore it will be increasingly difficult to track content posted — especially when it’s in a form other than text.

    For example, I helped build a project called Swara at MIT. It’s an ‘audio newspaper’, and allows rural villages to maintain their own playlist of audio articles posted by members of the community. The great thing is that it’s accessible via the internet or a simple phone — just by dialing a local number. Audio is much harder to track than text, which can easily be scraped and keyword-searched and worked well for our project since many villagers didn’t have smart phones or weren’t literate. Here’s a link with more information: http://www.icfj.org/news/india%E2%80%99s-tribal-citizens-use-new-cell-phone-network-produce-local-news

    And a link to the project: http://cgnetswara.org/

    Latitude news is doing a great job so far — keep up the great work!