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How do you use Social Media in Emergencies?

How do Americans use social tools during disasters? We conducted a survey to find out. You may remember that we did a similar survey last year, but this time we polled both online and via telephone to get a sense of the general population’s expectations and activities within social communities.

SURVEY DATA: Social Media in Emergencies 2011

We explored some of the key points of the survey in a Facebook DC Live chat on August 24. The archive is here:

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Looking for more context for the survey results? Here’s an executive summary:

Executive Summary: Social Media and Disasters Survey 2011

Finally, we made an infographic of some of the key findings of the survey:

How Americans use Social Tools in Disasters: Infographic