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Archive: January 9, 2011 - January 15, 2011

Haiti's viral volunteers: How social media is changing the face of crisis response

The online community managed to rapidly organize thousands of these volunteers around technology, regardless of their location, experience, language or culture. Instead of just sending a donation SMS and watching the unfolding tragedy on television, people around the world with no direct affiliation to any traditional humanitarian responders were themselves participating in a large-scale emergency response.

By Lillian Cunningham | January 11, 2011; 8:15 PM ET | Comments (2)

 
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