Social Networking ties to the Haiti Crisis
by Ivy Wilson, Project Manager
Social networking has proven to play an increasing role in disaster relief. The real time connection of Facebook, Twitter, and other social media outlets has allowed mainstream news to cover the story using a perspective that expands outside of what is typically provided by traditional news journalist. As residents of Haiti post pictures on blogs, facebook, and twitter other countries are able see the devastation from the perspective of those living in it.