July 18, 2013
By Eric Covino
NOTE: Great post from my friend Lauri Stevens at ConnectedCops.net. Please check her out!
Did you know that 76% of survivors of natural disasters use social media to let their friends know they’re safe? You can find more interesting facts about social media’s role in the wake of a natural disaster, including Sandy, in the following infographic developed by University of San Francisco’s Masters of Public Administration department. The infographic was most recently used in a congressional hearing shown on C-SPAN, demonstrating the importance of social media in a natural disaster.
Social Media is The New Face of Disaster Response [Infographic]
Have you relied upon social media for information in a crisis?
- Even the Red Cross Uses Social Media During Natural Disasters: Infographic (socialtimes.com)
- Social media is the leader in disaster response (techi.com)
- Tech Talk: Social volunteers take action in Alberta flooding (redcrosstalks.wordpress.com)
- Social media in disaster management [ppt] (inesmergel.wordpress.com)