How We Use Social Media During Emergencies.
Via mashable by Jolie O'Dell
As a culture, we started becoming more aware of the power of social media during times of crisis, like when the Iran election in 2009 caused a furor, both on the ground and on twitter . More recently, the Internet and social media played an important role in spreading news about the earthquake in Haiti and political revolution in Egypt. In 2009, two girls trapped in a storm water drain used Facebook rather than calling emergency services from their mobile phones. At the time, authorities were concerned about the gals seemingly counterintuitive action.
Infographics of Libya War. MAPS: Tripoli, Oil exports, Africa Web Censorchip.
Infographics of Social Media Equivalents in China (via Thomas Crampton).
Infographics of Egypt crisis: Twitter’s role. Infographic of Egypt, Tunisia & Yemen (via @hootsuite). Egypt crisis: Twitter’s role. Infographic. Social Media and Unrest in Egypt. Egypt is on the world’s stage. The on-going political and civil unrest that peaked on January 25th when Twitter was blocked has been the topic of conversation on many social media platforms. All around Twitter the “Jan25“, “Egypt” and “Mubarak” hashtags are being put to use (via sysomos).