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Twitter Is Helpful, Accurate Tool For Aid Workers During Emergencies [STUDY]

Harvard Medical School researchers examined the information flow on Twitter during the Boston Marathon bombings and have announced that Twitter is a valuable tool for emergency workers and others during such disasters.

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Tweet Saves Kindergarten Class Caught In Tsunami

Social media can come in handy during emergencies. It’s a fast and easy way to reach millions of people at once, from a government standpoint – and it’s also one of the few ways TO communicate when other traditional forms of communication aren’t available.

And from a “you and me” perspective, tweets can save your life. Tweets saved a carjacking victim in South Africa and now we’re about to tell you about how a tweet saved an entire Kindergarten class caught in a tsunami.

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