After quake, Haitians turn to Twitter

01/13/2010 | Huffington Post, The · Inquirer (U.K.), The · Mashable

Haitians are using Twitter and TwitPic to share photos of the devastation from a 7.0-magnitude earthquake near Port-au-Prince and to post appeals for assistance. Thousands of updates flooded Twitter and Facebook, as people turned to social tools for information about the disaster. "The Web has been moved by the plight of the Haitian people," writes Ben Parr. "Social media has quickly become the first place where millions react to large-scale catastrophes."

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