Weâ€™ve seen it used well here in Fargo during the worst of the flooding. Weâ€™ve seen it used well in Haiti, in Japan, and even during political conflicts.
When the power is outâ€”or even when the government decides to censor the use of media by its peopleâ€”Twitter and YouTube are still there.
More evidence of the potentially life-saving power of social media was shown during a string of deadly tornadoes. Here is a great article from a Sundog favoriteâ€”Mashable.comâ€”about how Twitter and smartphone video were used throughout yesterdayâ€™s storms:
Mashable.com Article About Social Media Use During Deadly Tornadoes