The benefits of social media in an emergency [Infographic]

The benefits of social media in an emergency [Infographic]

We live in the age of data collection and content creation. And we love infographics (dataporn) that combine ideas, stories and insights into our behaviors.

Today, we think in a completely new way, or as one startup likes to say, we think “Visual.ly”.  Visual.ly is a new platform for exploring, sharing and promoting great visualizations. It’s also a service that connects datavis pros with advertisers and publishers looking for compelling content. The site launched in July with over 2000 visualizations to explore across a range of categories, from sports and technology to the economy.

Today, Visual.ly posted this catchy infographic, titled “In Case of Emergency, Use Social Media,” which was originally published by Etón Corporation. Who needs food and water during an Earthquake when you are generating 40,000 tweets? Check out which government agencies use social media and why’s important in an emergency below:

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