Tag Archives: Social Impact

Keeping Up With the Disaster…


When Japan was devastated by natural disasters the world came together. My major is Telecommunications focusing on social media, and as awful as these disasters are it is quite something to see people come together to help Japan using their … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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The Irish Potato Famine


The Great Potato Famine was the result of crop failures in Ireland’s most stable crop caused by airborne fungus. This event shows how natural disasters don’t only effect the present lives of peoples, but also the history. Because of the … Continue reading

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A tale of two buried cities


The story of Pompeii is one that has been told many times, but little is known about its sister city, Herculaneum, which was also destroyed by a violent eruption from Mount Vesuvius. Citizens of these cities were unaware of the … Continue reading

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Natural Disaster of Brazil Slashes Towns


In the middle of January, 2011, the country of Brazil experienced its largest natural disaster in the past four decades. Flash floods and massive landslides in the Serrana mountain area near Rio de Janeiro destroyed many roads and buildings. The many photos … Continue reading

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Quake crushes schools in Haiti


Everyone has heard about the recent earthquake that caused phenomenal destruction in Haiti on January 11, 2010.  Much of what was plastered across newspapers and given prevalence on news stations were the death tolls and the help or lack thereof that … Continue reading

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Gaining Positive Face in the Face of Disaster


The day after Christmas in 2004, an earthquake with more power than 23,000 atomic bombs unleashed its destructive force on surrounding areas of the Indian Ocean. After causing devastation in 11 countries, displacing millions of people, and killing hundreds of thousands, … Continue reading

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Poor Urban Planning and Rain Leads to Landslides in Brazil


Over the past few weeks the beautiful country of Brazil has been devastated by terrible landslides.  The landslides are not uncommon in Brazil but these specific landslides have killed hundreds of people and displaced many more. According to the Guardian.co.uk, … Continue reading

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2010 Named Deadliest Year


The United Nations recently released a report naming 2010 as one of the most deadly years for natural disasters out of the last 20 years. This is largely due to the Haitian earthquake (January 27, 2010) and Russian heat wave … Continue reading

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Haiti


I think one of the most well known natural disasters of 2010 was the earthquake in Haiti.  The damage it caused for the people living there and within the cities throughout the country makes it seem so difficult for the … Continue reading

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