October 20th, 2015 | by EJC
On August 6, 2006, a small earthquake struck the San Francisco area. The event triggered a discussion instantly in a new tool called “Twitter”. In that defining social media moment, two-way communications inspired the public not only to communicate status in real time but also to be active in their own preparedness and recovery planning
July 10th, 2015 | by EJC
FEMA collects data from disasters, but not everyone has the skill-set to use this raw data. A new app released by FEMA aims to make this information more readily available to report on hazards past and present.
April 22nd, 2015 | by EJC
Standardised hashtags are increasingly used by governments and aid organisations to distribute information to the public, and respond to urgent needs and requests. But how effective are they
June 6th, 2014 | by EJC
What if there were a way to automatically identify credible tweets during major events like disasters? Sounds rather far-fetched, right? Think again
June 4th, 2013 | by EJC
Researchers from QCRI analysed 2 million tweets from Oklahoma Tornado that happened in May, 2013. Here are the findings.