Protestor - Protestors have two options for interacting with the system depending on wether or not they have smart phones or feature phones. Users with feature phones will be able to subscribe to topics relevant to a specific locale through a website. From there they will recieve text messages from the communications collective that is gathering, verifying, and dispatching the information. For users with smart phones will be able to subscribe to topics from thier mobile device and will be able to see relevant alerts and locations of events of interest on their devices.
Scout - A scout is partially synonymous with reporter that has a trusted relationship with the communications collective. They are available to field questins from the communications collective. They are capable of recording and uploading video, and have the ability to have a configureable group of contacts to be notified if they show up missing after a certain period of time.
Communications Collective - The communications collective has a secure VPN for conference calling, and text based chat. They field calls from a published number and create and verify and publish reports in Ushahidi and Swiftriver.
- There is zero budet for development of these solutions
- Authorities make significant attempts to prevent the use of these technologies as described above including surveilance. As such redundancy and resilancy is needed.
- It is not reasonable to assume a high level of technical knowledge from the users of nearly all tools that comprise a sollution. That is, the solutions need to "just work". It is reasonable to assume the skill level of someone who knows how to use a cell phone and interact with facebook.
The March-Hare Communication Collective will promote and provide education to help groups use these tools.