We've talked recently about the collaborative web and about neocartographers. In most of the examples it's fun and casually useful, but what if theses technologies could save lives?

Fringehog points us to Ushahidi, a site created by a group of Kenyan bloggers that visualizes real time violence occurring in Kenya (since the disputed December 07 presidential elections). Users can text incidents to the site and once confirmed they're tagged by location and subject.

Fringehog reports:

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