How Social Media Is Changing Disaster Response: Scientific American

Congress is grappling with the benefits and risks of using Facebook, Twitter and other social media during emergencies

Eric K. Noji, M.D.‘s insight:

Each disaster sparks its own complex web of fast-paced information exchange. That’s a good thing, says Mark Keim, associate director for science in the Office of Environmental Health Emergencies at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it can both improve disaster response and allow affected populations to take control of their situation as well as feel empowered

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