I have a guest post up on the NTEN blog discussing some of the ways social media was put into action as soon as the earthquakes struck in Haiti:
When disaster strikes, we want information as soon as possible and we want to help just as quickly. How can we do that? Whether we look at mapping tools, fundraising, or missing person systems, the social media response to the January earthquakes in Haiti all leverage the powerful technology we can hold in our hands: our mobile phones. But the way we think about and turn to social media in a time of disaster is changing.
The disaster in Haiti is a perfect example of these changes: the impact of the Real-Time Web and the power of our phones.
Read the full post to learn more about mapping, mobile fundraising, volunteering and the Real-Time web impact: