When Disasters Strike Digital Communities Take Action: The Impact of Social Media

A collaborative essay of 17 (!) of my students in an online course, written and edited together during 2 weeks on Google Docs (without ever meeting F2F in class…)

Institute for International Communication, St. John's University

twitter-292994_640In today’s society, numerous times social media has emerged as the main source of information during and after natural disaster events and human-created emergencies. For example, during recent natural disasters, social media platforms were heavily used to communicate with loved ones, contact authorities, and provide updates on the disaster.

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