Social Media’s role in Nepal Earthquake


Social media has become the great connector where it enables people to interact with the world around them. In the wake of the earthquakes in Nepal, social media sites have been pitching in to help. Some are raising funds, others are using location data and status updates to confirm that survivors are safe. Relatives, family members and friends are still very worries and anxious about finding their loved ones in this chaos and disaster. Social media have organized themselves in a couple of hours and provide critical information outside of the traditional phone or media networks. Few people in Kathmandu mostly who still have access to the global social networks such as Twitter, Facebook and the people outside of Nepal, experts in disaster responses and social media strategies who are building data collection to provide key support to people back in Nepal and are calling for action.

Source: The Hindu

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