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 Thursday, January 14, 2010

With communications in Haiti ravaged by an earthquake, tech-savvy residents turned to Twitter to send pictures and news of the destruction while others used the Web service to mobilize appeals for aid.

Harrowing personal accounts, heart-rending pictures and rallying cries for relief for quake-ravaged Haiti spread swiftly on Twitter as the microblogging platform once again became a key communications tool during disaster. Haiti solidarity groups sprang up on social network Facebook, meanwhile, including one that quickly attracted more than 142,000 members, and video of the aftermath of the 7.0-magnitude quake appeared on YouTube.

 

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