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Researchers Stranded In Antarctica Use Twitter, Vine, YouTube To Update The World

Researchers Stranded In Antarctica Use Twitter, Vine, YouTube, Google+, Skype To Update The World

Social media is truly more than an entertainment channel and time-waster: a team of 74 researchers stranded in Antarctica have been using Twitter, Vine, YouTube, Google+ and Skype to live-broadcast their situation.

The team’s ship is stuck in thick ice impenetrable by a rescue mission from a Chinese icebreaker.

Updates from the crew on social media:

Follow @ProfChrisTurney and @alokjha for more live updates. There’s also a live expedition tracker at spiritofmawson.com.

(H/t, Mashable. Photo of researchers via Twitter.)

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