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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!

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Comment by Chris Ke Sihai on May 5, 2010 at 8:11am
You're absolutely right, and in any case it is in the nature of crises that they disrupt the services we rely on. If the power goes off, the communication lines are down, your computer is waterlogged or buried under rubble, or all electronics in your area were fried by the EMP from the terrorist nuke, then a website is not going to be much use.

And even if everything works fine, time is usually of the essence and spending a few hours poking around on the internet trying to find the specific dark site and information you need is not going to be a very attractive option. Prior preparation is much better.
Comment by Ternura Rojas on May 5, 2010 at 9:58am
Hi Murray, I was going to post something similar as my act9, now I guess I will have to build my dark site anyhow :-(. I believe UE voke set this objective relying in the fact-or forecasting-or taking for granted that overpopulated cities of the future will have high quality Internet service and that there will be no Internet Illiterates, I really hope this is so in the future.
Nevertheless, we can always keep our contacts with former UEvoke fellow who we met back in 2010 and rely on them on the other side of the world to help us sorting out these kind of constraints :-)
Some authorities have had the insolence of bloking sites (Google in China) and also the entire service (such as in Myanmar). To sort out these incidents in the future, as Social Innovators (hopefully bearing or WB certificate) we will have to work hard to change the environment since RIGHT NOW! for a dark site is not an effective or sufficient answer for these kind of social crisis that we are currently dealing with, all around the world.


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