All day Friday the Internet was full of chatter about Hurricane Irene. There were tweets, videos, pictures and check-ins. Hurricane Irene will be remembered as the first large scale event that government officials urged citizens to use Social Media channels to help relieve cell phone congestion.
“Cell phone networks can crash during an emergency, while social media is considered a more reliable form of communication.
When a 5.8 magnitude earthquake hit Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, New York residents were reading about it on Twitter before they felt the tremors themselves. Social media has become a force when it comes to dealing with forces of nature.
Now, as the East Coast prepares for the arrival of Hurricane Irene, The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is encouraging people to again turn to Twitter and other social media sites over their cell phones.”
The coverage of Hurricane Irene’s route and landfall was covered from every angle.
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I gathered some of the most compelling Hurricane Irene photos, Tweets and status updates to show the story as it all unfolded on Friday.
Stay safe everyone!