Nishat Kurwa on Wednesday, Oct. 31st
Spike in Twitter activity and hurricane-related hastags? Check.
Facebook filled with “I’m OK” statuses? Check.
Thousands of storm wreckage pictures? Check.
We’ve seen it all before.
Crisis mapping expert Patrick Meier writes today about the new uses of social media that he observed this time around. Among them, he cites FrankenFlow, a Twitter feed dedicated to “algorithmically curating” Hurricane Sandy images, which leaves us wondering how the role of the handle’s moderator changed after they set up the algorithm. Another interesting development: people who married crisis mapping with webcamming to make it easier to find live viewing of the storm as it progressed.
More at iRevolution.