The truth is that for most of Africa and all other underdeveloped parts of the world dark sites are virtually worthless. What I mean is that the reason why dark sites are built is to guide people in an emergency and they cannot help anybody if there is little or no internet access in the country with an emergency.
Don't get me wrong, I love the idea and I am sure this would work succesfully in developed countries with high per capita internet access. Developing countries need something far simpler and easier to access. What? I am not quite sure.
Firstly, government officials like fire fighters, police, municipal workers, army officials and other civil servants need to be well trained in order to convey one unified message and assist with emergency operations.
Secondly, (and this is for countries with high risk of emergencies) all citizens should be aware of general emergency procedures; these should be taught in schools and in the work place so that all citizens know generally what to do until authorities give other instructions.
I will certainly do further research into dark sites, but I do know that this needs to be created for people without the internet, for developing countries this unfortunately needs to be done through the steps I have listed above and other creative ideas, without modern technology.
With only 3 hours of internet access this week and a computer which has the simplest of internet capacity it was impossible for me to create a dark site this week. I believe we should fulfill all the requirements of this program therefore I do plan to build one in the future!