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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.

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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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How Is Social Media Used In Emergencies? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Did you know that 64 percent of Canadians use social media, and more than half (54 percent) of those that do have said that they would use platforms such as Twitter and Facebook to alert loved ones that they are safe during an emergency?

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