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using social media in disaster help coordination
May 11, 2013 Jon V1
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way back in 2009, when typhoon Ketsana devastated the Metropolitan Manila, Filipinos already started using twitter and facebook in communicating to government authorities and among ourselves. Reporting of flood levels, people in dire need of help --- social media was used to organize and coordinate help to those who needed it. Netizens were in the forefront of the disaster help coordination. With the whole Philippines prone to typhoons and other natural calamities, the use of social media has been an effective, efficient way for us in coordinating disaster help.

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