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Volcano vs People: Social Media Shines

I’m sure you’ve heard about the Islandic volcano and the troubles the ash causes. Well, social media provides people with some opportunities about traveling tips and tricks. Here are the examples:

#getmehome, #roadsharing and #ashtag hashtags on Twitter

When Volcanoes Erupt: A Survival Guide for Stranded Travelers on Facebook

Interactive map of ash plume

List of European Airport Closures and Status – Live Updating on a blog

Let me know if you know more examples, hopefully this list will help people out there.

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  1. Agreed. Each main popular event brings SM higher and higher & beyond “official” communication. By chronological order:
    Michael Jackson’s death,
    H1N1 flu,
    Iceland volcano,
    UK 2010 election
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/election-2010/7558703/General-election-2010-Facebook-and-Twitter-to-have-unprecedented-impact.html

    April 18, 2010
  2. Berci, very nice, I just created a litte Wordle tag cloud for Twitter (e)motions using #getmehome #ashtag

    http://www.wordle.net/show/wrdl/1915470/Volcano_vs_People:_Social_Media_Shines

    April 18, 2010

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