Real Life Super Heroes ( RLSHs ) are normal people with Heroic Imaginations, a term coined by a Dr. Zimbardo. A brief summary and explanation of this can be read here http://artofmanliness.com/2010/03/14/developing-the-heroic-imaginat...
As important to having these men and women of Heroic Imagination is enabling them to take action. Ushahidi is brilliant. It would serve as a protocol for all people to access, so that they can globally call for help, and so that they can respond in kind. Areas with more calls would get more attention to alleviate their crisis. This serves, in a way, as its own check and balance.
In my area, the North East of America, we are particularly fortunate on the wh***. There are locations within this that could be considered "hot-spots", "crisis-zones", or maybe more accurately "time-bombs" which flare up with their own problems. Each of these would need to be solved on their own case-by-case basis, in order to find the most efficient and rapid response. The information gathered from Ushahidi is integral to this, as it allows the response teams to field the appropriate equipment at the appropriate time with only necessary force.
This is a technique that does not apply solely to America, but to the wh*** world. All situations have their own needs in order to be solved, and information is the key factor in knowing what is needed. This tool is just what the doctor ordered.