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Responding to the Haiti Earthquake
In the wake of the Haitian earthquake, an emergency SMS number (4636) was created but quickly swamped with pleas for help. Crowdflower stepped in alongside Samasource, another start-up that crowdsources labor, with technology that routed the messages to the Haitian diaspora volunteers for translation, and back to the proper emergency workers. Today, Crowdflower also works with Samasource to bring digital jobs to refugee camps.