Social Media The New Face of Disaster Response Infographic

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An international study conducted by researchers at the Universidad of Madrid, National Information Communications Technology Australia and the University of California in San Diego have found that social network activity during and in the hours following a natural disaster can quickly reveal the extent of damage that took place in a particular area and time period.

Studies show that social media platforms often become the only way misplaced individuals can communicate with family members and even their own governments.These platforms provide information from real-time monitoring and give predictions on the economic impact that come from disasters like Hurricane Sandy. For this reason, we are happy to share this visual resource from the University of San Francisco MPA Program that explains how social media is creating major changes in disaster recovery and response.

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