Social Media and Japan Earthquake

My heart goes out to those who experienced the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan, as well as those who suffered in a lower-magnitude earthquake in Southwest China. A huge natural disaster like this will certainly affect people’s lives, a place’s travel, tourism, and hospitality industry, and even a country’s economy (actually, everything!). Today, however, I would like to share a Fox News video and talk about how social media could be useful in helping human beings go through a disaster.
  • Japanese share pictures and updates on social media, keeping the global village informed with what is happening n Japan.  
  • People use Google People Finder to locate their relatives and friends in Japan.
  • People support one another and share their thoughts on social media.
  • Non-profit organizations raise money to help those in need on social media.
We have already been living in a very small world, but social media brings us even closer. I hope social media will help people speed up the recovery. While we are reaching out our hands and praying for the best, please share your experience and/or suggestions of helping others on social media.

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