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Geostreams Othman Laraki, Director of Geo, Twitter Where 2.0 Conference 18 minutes, recorded 2010-03-30 This podcast is available at:  http://itc.conversationsnetwork.org/audio/download/ITC.Where2.0-OthmanLaraki- 2010.03.30.mp3 Twitter’s new Director of Geolocation shows how automatically geo-tagging tweets creates self-generating groups  that act in the real-world. At the where2.0 conference in San Jose, Othman Laraki offers Twitter API developers  'frictionless' ways to express and consume this new class of geodata. Laraki explains how geographical context creates information that is globally applicable and still locally relevant. In  the past, your concern about one pothole wouldn’t have been worth broadcasting. Today, that geo-tagged tweet helps  to create a self-organizing location-coded database of potholes. Now, your pothole just might get fixed. During recent Iranian elections, many Twitter users masked their real location and listed themselves as located in 
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