Twitter and the Earthquake in Haiti

(This was originally written for the Mayo Clinic’s Center for Social Media blog when I was on the External Advisory Committee there.) (This was originally written in 2011 – before certain political figures and television “former” stars gave Twitter a bit of a black eye so to speak). Many people think that the only thing … Continue reading Twitter and the Earthquake in Haiti

Twitter in a Disaster–aka Tom Vanderwell & Ann Curry?

Twitter was truly a remarkable and I’d say life saving “tool” that night. There were people who were able to connect with family, there were others who could route rescuers to someone who was tweeting while trapped in rubble. There were also a boat load of journalists on twitter trolling to find out what’s happening. … Continue reading Twitter in a Disaster–aka Tom Vanderwell & Ann Curry?