Mobile Devices and Social Media for Crowdsourced Citizen Journalism

David Troy, Founder, Popvox

Date: Tuesday, March 3

Time: 5:00 - 5:15 PM

Location: Salon E

The 2008 presidential election was notable in that it was the first time that many tools including social media and mobile devices were used en-masse to provide first-hand documentation of the election process.  David Troy served as CTO of the Twitter Vote Report project, which enabled citizens to report on the election using Twitter hashtags, SMS, VoIP, and an iPhone and Android app. The effort was put together over the course of about 3 weeks using all volunteer labor.  David also was CTO for the Inauguration Report '09 project, which helped create first hand documentation of people's experience at the 2009 presidential election.

David Troy is a technologist, entrepreneur and artist who has been experimenting with VoIP, social media, and mobile technologies for the last several years.  He has over 25 years experience in technology and programming and lives in Annapolis, Maryland where he is a private pilot, coworking advocate, and entrepreneur.

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