Tag: disaster response

by Terri Thornton

Atlanta gets pretty hot in the summer, so people call it “Hotlanta.” But this week it’s more like Hoth — the ice planet from “Star Wars.” And so the hashtag “#Hothlanta” started trending. (A similar thing happened in the 2011 storm with its own #Hothlanta Flickr group.) The sky was clear that morning — no […] more »

by Jamie Williams

This is the story of seven people connected by the Great Tohoku Kanto Earthquake that rocked northern Japan in March and their need to obtain immediate and accurate information. Mass confusion combined with their desire to reach loved ones compelled them to turn to social media as a lifeline. Through networked, digital technologies, they created […] more »