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Thursday, January 19, 2012

The Research is IN: Twitter Played a Vital Role in the Queensland Floods

As a deaf person, I found Twitter to help me in Pennsylvania during our floods here several months ago. My community tweeted which roads were open, which ones were flooding, and because of Twitter, my husband was able to come in from the Pennsylvania captitol city of Harrisburg just in time before the secondary roads closed.

Twitter was also helpful in the Queensland, Australia area. Though the floods happened a year ago this month, the research is now rolling in about the vital role Twitter played through their disaster. See the research here, posted by Kim Stephens:  http://idisaster.wordpress.com/2012/01/12/new-report-on-twitter-use-in-queensland-floods/

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