There are more than 10,000 reports at sinsai.info. As with other websites like ours, the demands and expectations of our visitors change as the situation develops.
Initially, the priority was providing urgent information regarding life-threatening conditions. More recently, however, we have received feedback indicating that the current demand is for information about available services and the status of the recovery efforts, which may have been overlooked by the larger media outlets.
The content of our reports keeps changing. We pick up hashtags from twitter, but it is getting more difficult to find useful information as the hashtags are getting polluted with spam messages or unrelated topics.
The sources of our reports have changed as well. Early on, the bulk of the information we collected was related to safety inquiries or help requests via Twitter. Now we are getting more input directly from our web form or from third-party organizations such as "Tasukeai Japan" via its API.
We are also working on improving the user interface and promoting usage of the API.
So, we are holding a sinsai.info symposium to share our activities and discuss future goals and priorities. We would like to focus on the mid- to long-term goals and activities for our Moderator Team (also called the "Data Team").
Everyone is welcome to join our symposium whether you are a member of sinsai.info or not. If you are interested in our work or have any desire to assist us, please feel free to join us at the symposium.
The symposium will be held both in Tokyo and Osaka on May 14th (Sat). Please register via following registration site (ATND).
Date: May 14th (Sat) 14:00 ~ 17:30 no admission fee
Location: Tokyo, Osaka
- Tokyo: Big conference room, Komaba Campus, Tokyo University, 3-8-1 Komaba Meguro ku, Tokyo
- Osaka: Room 202 Osaka Municipal City Citizen Community Center Naniwa, 1-3-10 Naniwa west, Naniwa ku, Osaka city
- Deciding priorities
- Networking with other volunteers
- For future
* The registration is via third-party website called "ATND"
Please come and join us.
Looking forward to seeing you.