BlueCloud currently has three ecosystem maps up and running for our projects in the Henrys Fork, Idaho watershed, the Colorado River Basin and the Western Australia Marine Ecosystem. All three are dynamic in nature and constantly changing as the social media feeds from YouTube, Twitter and Flickr constantly pump new citizen science data onto the map. All the data is logged and saved for later analysis by our team. And we can look back by location, by time interval, by event or by source and track what was being said, what happened and where. The power of citizen science built on top of consumer tools is pretty amazing. First millions of people use the social media tools in their daily lives – we are just asking them to collect citizen science information when they are in these particular ecosystems. Secondly, the data collected is transparent – everyone sees everyone else’s inputs, opinions and comments. This democratizes the community voice for conservation decisions and enables elected officials and government agency people to also see each and every input to the map. Finally, technologies like Twitter or YouTube are incredibly disruptive to the old, controlled ways of communication. Our goal at BlueCloud is to push out this capability, constantly update it with the best tools and drive the community decisions process out into the open where every voice is both seen and heard. We are excited about these three projects and have many more in the pipeline. If you have a project where BlueCloud might help disrupt the status quo, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We want to talk with you!