Natural disasters are an unfortunate reality of life – from time-to-time nature likes to remind us that she is still very much in charge.
Social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook allow people to send and receive updates during emergency situations on a real-time basis, sharing information (while quelling misinformation and rumor) which can save lives.
This infographic from Visual.ly looks at the role that social media can and has played during global emergencies.
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