Social media has played a major role in relief efforts for those impacted by the recent earthquake in Haiti.
U.S. (WiredPRNews.com) – Social media has been a strong force in relief efforts targeted for those affected by the recent earthquake in Haiti. As reported by the Dallas Morning News, websites like Facebook and Twitter have been widely used by news organizations like CNN, and other entities to garner donations for helping provide relief to the poor nation devastated by the disaster, in addition to raising awareness about the destruction and missing victims.
Anita Foster, a spokeswoman for the Red Cross of Dallas, is quoted in the report as stating of the use of online networking platforms, “Social media has revolutionized how people will be giving to and interacting with nonprofits… We have been overwhelmed and astonished by the response.”
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