Social Media Plays a Large Role in Japan Disaster Response / Relief


Social media is playing a large role in Japan’s disaster response and relief. Facebook, MySpace, Skype and Twitter accounts are allowing family and friends to know their loved ones are safe.  It is a great way to keep them updated on what is going on in Japan throughout the day. YouTube is playing a large role as well. Those in Japan are able to take videos and post them for others around the world to see.  There have been millions of viewers checking out the effects of the disaster. 

Sending text messages to the Salvation Army, the American Red cross and International Medical Corps has helped raise millions of dollars. These organizations, along with many others, are accepting $10 donations via text messages.  This is a great way to donate to those in need. Although it may take time to receive the money, it is quick and efficient for donors. 

Sarah N.
Sources: MCDM | MSNBC

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