University of Central Florida: When Hurricanes Strike, Social Media Can Save Lives

University of Central Florida: When Hurricanes Strike, Social Media Can Save Lives. “In 2011 only about 10% of the U.S. population turned to social media for information during a crisis, according to several studies. Today that number is closer to 70%. A new study from the University of Central Florida found that social media isn’t just good for communicating. It can be a critical tool for collecting intelligence in real time to better deploy resources before and after hurricanes hit.” I have a rant about emergency responder services standardizing their social media information, but I’ll spare you…

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