Social Media is the New Face of Disaster Response
Super storm Sandy, the wreckage that the massive tornado left in Oklahoma and other natural disasters have left parts of the country in shambles over recent years. Despite where you stand on the global warming argument, these events are happening and they are happening more regularly. And, due to the instant nature of communications that Facebook, Twitter and Instagram provide, social media is becoming the major player in disaster response.
It helps family members find loved ones. It helps the community build support for those impacts. And, it helps first responders release information to the general pubic in real-time to facilitate rescue and relief efforts.
The following infographic looks at natural disasters and how social media has impact disaster response.