Social Media During Emergencies
OCTOBER 28, 2012
Since I was evacuated last night, as I listened to tsunami sirens wail, huddled in my car with blankets, pillows, dog, husband and a battery charger for phone and Ipad, the glow coming off my personal devices was my outside connection with the world. If a community-based hashtag already exists as is the case with #hitsunami, then consider using that hashtag. Meanwhile the #tsunami hashtag was infiltrated with spam.