Drop, Cover, and Send a Tweet? Twitter Blows up During Virginia Earthquake
The Daily Telegraph reports that Tuesday’s earthquake in Virginia generated more than 5,000 tweets per second. That’s more than went out about Osama Bin Laden’s death and as many as were sent during the Sendai earthquake in Japan. When an earthquake strikes, people turn to social media to communicate. 140 characters’ worth of information may be all you need to let loved ones know you are okay or crack wise about the disaster.
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