Social Networks Bring People Together After Haiti ‘Quake
Social Networking sites like Facebook and Twitter are helping survivors of the Haiti Earthquake tragedy re-connect with loved ones. Survivors are rushing to these sites to let others who live far away know they are ok and giving detailed reports of the conditions and situation in Port au Prince. Some are even using Facebook to alert others in the area of people who are still trapped under rubble or still need assistance in some way. Twitter was also very helpful when the quake first shook Haiti as it became a trending topic and you could essentially keep up with what was happening live those first few hours. It was a great source of very current and up-to-date news that was un-matched by any other major news outlet. The uses of social networking were highlighted by this tragedy but they were used as tools to help others. Who knew these channels of communication would become so valuable?