Tag: earthquake

by Mark Glaser

NPR’s Andy Carvin has been the star of the Twittersphere during the Arab Spring, even sending out an eye-popping 1,200 tweets in one weekend. But today was a day like no other for Carvin, as the Libyan rebels took over Colonel Moammar Gaddafi’s compound in Tripoli, while an earthquake struck the East Coast in the […] 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 »

by Dorian Benkoil

The reports and pictures of the devastation from the earthquake and tsunami in Japan last week┬áreminded me of reporting on the earthquake that leveled Japan’s port city of Kobe in 1995. On a personal level, I am praying for the people in a country I have come to see as a second home. As a […] more »

by Mark Glaser

In the face of devastating news happening far away, there is comfort in making a connection. And those connections often are made online among strangers who are sharing video, photos, stories or tweets about the devastation around them. Such is the case in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, a city that was devastated by an earthquake last Tuesday, […] more »