Social media are serving numerous operational roles today in response to the earthquake in Haiti. The Christian Science Monitor reports people are using Twitter to report infrastructure status, share needs, raise funds and provide links to resources. Relevant tags are #haiti and #eq.
Twitter users Sebastien Barrau (@sebastienbarrau) and Marvin Chery (@reveiled) today created the Web site koneksyon.com to help people obtain updates on missing Haitians. The Twitter list http://twitter.com/georgiap/live-from-haiti provides reports from people on the ground in Haiti.
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