Interesting unforeseen application of social networks
September 12, 2008 · < 1 min read ·
It will never displace traditional news, but Twitter is excellent for confirming earthquakes and other disasters, natural and unnatural. Last week-end, you could confirm an earthquake took place in the Bay Area 10 seconds after it happened! This was well before anything go across the news wires.
Many other interesting and unexpected uses of social networks will emerge.