Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Twitter.com Shows Impact of Haitian Quake Disaster: Social Networks and Twitter Beat New York Times and Other Media
Once again, Twitter beats the major networks in the reporting of the Haiti earthquake. It beats the likes of ABCNews, CBS, NBC, the New York Times and others. Twitter and the social networks put the first pictures of the devastation of the quake in front of Haitians living overseas and the world. Twitter is always there.
Yele.org director Jean Wyclef is using it to move the Haitian diaspora and the rest of the international community to set up a huge relief effort to benefit and rebuild Haiti. For now, the international community is focused mostly on rescuing the countless number of Haitians that are trapped in their own homes all over Port-Au-Prince.