Social Media in the Disaster Cycle- Useful Tools or Mass Distraction?

Social media presents new vehicles for interactive communication and user-generated content using an array of Web- and mobile-based tools. As a result, platforms such as Facebook and Twitter are widely used around the world for entertainment but there is growing interest in using them during and  following natural or man-made disasters. Due to their ease of use and simplicity, social media platforms can provide efficient delivery of information that can give better situational awareness for emergency response. 
 
Ms. Natassa Antoniou 
Secure World Foundation, Belgium 
 
Mr. Mario Ciaramicoli 
Canadian Space Agency, Canada 
 

 

Social Media in the Disaster Cycle- Useful Tools or Mass Distraction?
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