Sukey fights kettling with tech: this is so awesome

February 3, 2011 at 2:55 pm Leave a comment

by Alec Patton

The brainchild of a group of young, recently politicised computer programmers, Sukey’s main goal is to stop people getting kettled. On the day of a protest, founders collate information from individual protesters – tweets, texts and GPS positions – about what is happening on the ground. The Sukey team then update an online live-map of the protest, accessible from smartphones. Simultaneously, they tweet and text brief summaries of events to all their subscribers, telling them where other protesters are situated, and – most significantly – where kettles are forming. As the nursery rhyme (from which Sukey takes its name) aptly suggests: “Polly put the kettle on, Sukey take it off again.”

via Inside the anti-kettling HQ | UK news | The Guardian.

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Entry filed under: Education & Children's Services, Innovation Policy, Radical Efficiency.

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